Weird Okular/KDE Error – Thousand Procs Spawned

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Hello all:
I’m trying to troubleshoot a strange and repeatable error and not sure where to log the bug report.

I subscribe to Linux Journal and download their PDF. The DLJ230.pdf opens in the Okular PDF reader from Konqueror. If I scroll down to the ad for some colo site (www.ovh.com) and click the right side of the page, I immediately start getting hundreds of alerts on the desktop.

These all say:
www.ovh.com contacted. Waiting for reply…
Source: http://www.ovh.com/us/index.html

They appear at the rate of about one per second.

A “ps -ef” shows hundreds of new processes such as:

kwan 27155 24731 0 18:21 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit4: kio_http
[kdeinit] http local:/tmp/ksocket-kwan/klauncherT24732.s kwan 27169 24731 1 18:21 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit4: kio_http
[kdeinit] http local:/tmp/ksocket-kwan/klauncherT24732.s kwan 27177 24731 1 18:21 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit4: kio_http
[kdeinit] http local:/tmp/ksocket-kwan/klauncherT24732.s kwan 27184 24731 1 18:22 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit4: kio_http
[kdeinit] http local:/tmp/ksocket-kwan/klauncherT24732.

I let it run for a few minutes to see if it would time out but it just keeps growing until I finally kill all the kio_http procs (killall kio_http). It’s reproducible on at least two CentOS 6.4 builds. Not sure if it’s an Okular bug or something else.

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