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reportd CPU Utilization often at 99%

Fortigate 90d running 5.4.2, happened on 5.4.1 as well.

Very often, my FG90D is at very high CPU utilization.

Diag sys top shows reportd is always the culprit.


I've tried a lot of things, and cannot resolve the issue.

Log Settings -> Enable Local Reports is off.


It has a very basic configuration, can easily be rebuilt.

Does anyone have any ideas?

(I've killed reportd, it comes back some time later.  I've tried different firmware versions, same problem)

Diag sys top results:

un Time:  18 days, 3 hours and 29 minutes
97U, 2N, 0S, 1I; 1839T, 1122F
         reportd     1404      R      97.4     0.8
          httpsd      132      S       0.7     1.4
          newcli     2512      R       0.7     0.8
          httpsd      133      S       0.3     1.4
          httpsd     2507      S       0.1     1.2
          cw_acd      108      S       0.1     1.1
            iked       86      S       0.1     0.7
       ipsengine     2363      S <     0.0     4.5
        dnsproxy      105      S       0.0     2.1
         pyfcgid     2484      S       0.0     1.7
         cmdbsvr       39      S       0.0     1.6
         pyfcgid     2483      S       0.0     1.5
         pyfcgid     2482      S       0.0     1.5
         pyfcgid     2481      S       0.0     1.4
       scanunitd     2371      S <     0.0     1.4
       scanunitd     2372      S <     0.0     1.4
       ipshelper     2362      S <     0.0     1.4
       scanunitd       85      S <     0.0     1.4
         sslvpnd       76      S       0.0     1.3
         miglogd       58      S       0.0     1.2
fg90d #  


New Contributor

Same thing here, on 5.4.2 on a 90D.  Also see "netscan" jumping up as well.


If there were a way to make "reportd" and "netscan" into "low priority" (shows as "N" on diag sys top) I wouldn't have a problem, but as it is "reportd" grabs so many CPU cycles that it's impacting users

New Contributor

Did you every find a solution for this?  I am having the exact same problem, and it happens very often (every hour or so).  Reportd suddenly using 99% CPU, which stops when I kill it (and it automatically reloads).  Then, before too long, it happens again.  I am still setting up this unit for the first time, so I have a very simple setup (nearly stock) and just a couple computers sitting on it, in a test environment. I have a Fortigate 90D running 5.4.3.

New Contributor

We've found other things that drive the CPU nuts, one is VPN'ing out with SSLVPN back into the same subnet, but that makes sslvpnd go high CPU, not reportd and not netscan.  And a simple rule blocks the SSLVPN loopback.


Wish I had an answer to the reportd load problem other than a multi-core new box (like the 61E instead of 90D we have).

New Contributor

Do you have any policies in learning mode?  We've found that as soon as any sustained traffic hits that policy it causes reportd to spike and drag down performance.

New Contributor

Nothing in Learning.  Just went to 5.4.3 this morning (from 5.4.2), netscan still sucks the whole CPU, haven't caught reportd doing it but I may not have been looking when it did.

New Contributor II

No policies in learning mode.

Also, the problem continues in 4.3.

New Contributor

Hi tedb,


Do you have any example to show how to block the ssvpn to loopback to the same subnet?






I do not have any policies in learning mode.  I also tried executing a factory reset, and the problem still occurred even with only 2 WAN interfaces and one hardware switch with 802.1x authentication and DHCP defined, three IPV4 policies, a RADIUS and RSSO server, and one RSSO group.  Those were literally the only things configured after the factory reset, and reportd still jumped up to 99%.


Similar problem here. High CPU with reportd as the culprit. Killing process doesn't help. Running 5.4.1


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