Output of 'top' command shows that 'confd' process consumes the CPU at 100%.
/var/log/messages file repeatedly shows:
xpand[PID]: sensor reading is empty
xpand[PID]: too many files opened
'confd' process reached the limit of file descriptors during hardware sensors data reading (e.g., Hardware SNMP Traps were configured). As a result, it consumes the CPU at 100%.