Today while having ms-fe1001 depooled for T155095 I noticed its CPU usage was still 50% even with the machine depooled. Turns out some (stray?) swift-proxy processes were consuming one core each. I've collected a bt full from gdb in P4792 and P4791 from one of the processes. I suspect whatever gdb sees might be corrupted because the addresses seem too low to make sense.
Anyways all these processes were the ones left behind by a swift-init proxy restart to support graceful restarts. The fresh swift-proxy processes don't seem to be affected.
perf top reports as much
46.76% python2.7 [.] 0x00000000000b7671 40.32% python2.7 [.] _PyTrash_thread_destroy_chain 7.13% python2.7 [.] _PyTrash_thread_deposit_object