Crashpad enabled and writing to disk despite settings

Description of the issue:

Running brave browser results in these processes (among others)
18542 /usr/lib/brave-bin/brave --enable-crashpad
18544 /usr/lib/brave-bin/crashpad_handler --monitor-self

Even though ‘send crash reports’ is disabled in settings.

This setting results in one per second disk writes.

How can this issue be reproduced?

1.Start brave browser
2.pgrep -fa brave
3.view results
4. View iotop output for disk writes.

Expected result:
No writing to disk

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.29.81 Chromium: 93.0.4577.82 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:

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I can confirm the same behaviour on Version 1.30.89 Chromium: 94.0.4606.81 (Official Build) (64-bit). Ubuntu 21.10.

It has made a flutter application I rely on for billing extremely laggy with horrible performance, CPU temps spike. All other major browsers tested run as expected.

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I confirm this problem too, that was triggered yesterday on my l desktop with manjaro gnome (v21.1).

my brave version: Version 1.30.87 Chromium: 94.0.4606.71 (Official Build) unknown (64-bit).

I notice few things:

  • my desktop start making more noise
  • then on system monitor, where my cpu has 4 core, at least one of them is with 99% usages, some times switching between them.
  • when close the browser the process is not killed.

After kill the process and not making start brave after one hour, the problem for some reason disappeared.

I have a laptop with ubuntu budgie 20.04 .3, with different version (
Version 1.31.87 Chromium: 95.0.4638.54 (Official Build) (64-bit)
, so far no problem.

I dont know if the problem is the version of chromium and when manjaro will make available the new version of brave.

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