I saw something similar with kflushd in 2.0.28 more than a year ago (note
that my cpu time was about the same as yours):
> Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 15:34:56 +0200 (EET)
> From: Petri Kaukasoina <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: 2.0.28: something strange
> Something strange just happened. Reading news became very very slow
> and syslog received these:
> Jan 21 15:23:08 elektroni kernel: eth0: Infinite loop in interrupt, status 2011.
> Jan 21 15:23:08 elektroni last message repeated 10 times
> Jan 21 15:24:01 elektroni kernel: eth0: Infinite loop in interrupt, status 2011.
> After a minute or so everything seems ok again.
> But kflushed has gained a "little" cpu time:
> USER PID %CPU %MEM SIZE RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
> root 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? SW Jan 14 71224874:23 (kflushd)
> Kernel 2.0.28, 486/66, IDE, ext2, VLB, 16 M RAM, 3c509b. IP-firewall. Xfree.
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