wp-cron uses excesive CPU cycles
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Users are suddenly finding their accounts suspended because of excessive CPU cycles. However after investigating it appears the web hosting companies are properly configured and no hacks have occured. It seems that wp-cron is looping and consuming huge amounts of cpu cycles.
This occurs across the past several versions on fully updated versions.
Excessive CPU cycles with resulting suspension of a users account.
Plugins and Theme:
I detect no relationship to plugins and themes. I am presently running only 8 plugins.
Sadly, this is an intermittent issue. But a check of the Wordpress.org forum will show regular questions about this problem.
Host is http://www.inmotionhosting.com. Fully updated and seemingly well maintained.
There is a link from a 2.6 problem at http://trinity777.wordpress.com/2008/10/28/wordpress-26-the-issue-of-wp-cronphp/. Although it refers to an old version I think the issue is still unresolved and his work might prove useful to you.