Whenever I start the system,
polkitd pins 1 core at 100% during at least 4-6 hours with high disk IO and gradual increase in memory consumption. Is
polkit in the recent Linuxae a malware?
After further investigation I found, that it uses 100% of the 1Gb LAN bandwidth at the same time; therefore, it reaches out to the mounted shared volumes on the LAN (not to the internet).