[CentOS] Running processes

Robert Spangler mlists at zoominternet.net
Thu Mar 8 20:20:43 EST 2012


Hello,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me why so many processes are started on 
my system?   Here is a list of them. I am trying to figure out why they are 
running and if I can stop them.  Thnx.

USER  PID %CPU %MEM  VSZ  RSS TTY STAT START   TIME COMMAND
root    2  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [migration/0]
root    3  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     SN   19:33   0:00 [ksoftirqd/0]
root    4  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [watchdog/0]
root    5  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [migration/1]
root    6  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     SN   19:33   0:00 [ksoftirqd/1]
root    7  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [watchdog/1]
root    8  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [migration/2]
root    9  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     SN   19:33   0:00 [ksoftirqd/2]
root   10  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [watchdog/2]
root   11  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [migration/3]
root   12  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     SN   19:33   0:00 [ksoftirqd/3]
root   13  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [watchdog/3]
root   14  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [migration/4]
root   15  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     SN   19:33   0:00 [ksoftirqd/4]
root   16  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [watchdog/4]
root   17  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [migration/5]
root   18  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     SN   19:33   0:00 [ksoftirqd/5]
root   19  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [watchdog/5]
root   20  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [migration/6]
root   21  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     SN   19:33   0:00 [ksoftirqd/6]
root   22  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [watchdog/6]
root   23  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [migration/7]
root   24  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     SN   19:33   0:00 [ksoftirqd/7]
root   25  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [watchdog/7]
root   26  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [events/0]
root   27  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [events/1]
root   28  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [events/2]
root   29  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [events/3]
root   30  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [events/4]
root   31  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [events/5]
root   32  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [events/6]
root   33  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [events/7]
root   34  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [khelper]
root  107  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kthread]
root  118  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kblockd/0]
root  119  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kblockd/1]
root  120  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kblockd/2]
root  121  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kblockd/3]
root  122  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kblockd/4]
root  123  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kblockd/5]
root  124  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kblockd/6]
root  125  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kblockd/7]
root  126  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kacpid]
root  291  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [cqueue/0]
root  292  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [cqueue/1]
root  293  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [cqueue/2]
root  294  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [cqueue/3]
root  295  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [cqueue/4]
root  296  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [cqueue/5]
root  297  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [cqueue/6]
root  298  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [cqueue/7]
root  301  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [khubd]
root  303  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kseriod]
root  387  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S    19:33   0:00 [khungtaskd]
root  388  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S    19:33   0:00 [pdflush]
root  389  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S    19:33   0:00 [pdflush]
root  390  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kswapd0]
root  391  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [aio/0]
root  392  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [aio/1]
root  393  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [aio/2]
root  394  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [aio/3]
root  395  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [aio/4]
root  396  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [aio/5]
root  397  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [aio/6]
root  398  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [aio/7]
root  548  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kpsmoused]
root  636  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [ata/0]
root  637  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [ata/1]
root  638  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [ata/2]
root  639  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [ata/3]
root  640  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [ata/4]
root  641  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [ata/5]
root  642  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [ata/6]
root  643  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [ata/7]
root  644  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [ata_aux]
root  654  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [scsi_eh_0]
root  655  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [scsi_eh_1]
root  656  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [scsi_eh_2]
root  657  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [scsi_eh_3]
root  658  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [scsi_eh_4]
root  659  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [scsi_eh_5]
root  660  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [scsi_eh_6]
root  661  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [scsi_eh_7]
root  662  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     R<   19:33   0:00 [scsi_eh_8]
root  663  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [scsi_eh_9]
root  682  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kstriped]
root  721  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [md5_raid1]
root  724  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [md6_raid1]
root  727  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [md7_raid1]
root  730  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [md9_raid1]
root  733  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [md8_raid1]
root  736  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [md4_raid1]
root  739  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [md3_raid1]
root  742  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [md2_raid1]
root  745  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [md10_raid1]
root  748  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [md11_raid1]
root  751  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [md12_raid1]
root  754  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [md1_raid1]
root  757  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [md0_raid1]
root  758  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kjournald]
root  789  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kauditd]
root 2062  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [hd-audio0]
root 2100  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [hd-audio1]
root 2805  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kksmd]
root 3074  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kmpathd/0]
root 3075  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kmpathd/1]
root 3076  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kmpathd/2]
root 3077  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kmpathd/3]
root 3078  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kmpathd/4]
root 3079  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kmpathd/5]
root 3080  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kmpathd/6]
root 3081  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kmpathd/7]
root 3082  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:33   0:00 [kmpath_handlerd]
root 3114  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [kjournald]
root 3116  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [kjournald]
root 3308  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [iscsi_eh]
root 3416  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [cnic_wq]
root 3427  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [bnx2i_thread/0]
root 3430  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [bnx2i_thread/1]
root 3431  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [bnx2i_thread/2]
root 3432  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [bnx2i_thread/3]
root 3433  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [bnx2i_thread/4]
root 3434  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [bnx2i_thread/5]
root 3435  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [bnx2i_thread/6]
root 3436  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [bnx2i_thread/7]
root 3459  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [ib_addr]
root 3487  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [ib_mcast]
root 3488  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [ib_inform]
root 3489  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [local_sa]
root 3499  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [iw_cm_wq]
root 3510  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [ib_cm/0]
root 3511  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [ib_cm/1]
root 3512  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [ib_cm/2]
root 3513  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [ib_cm/3]
root 3514  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [ib_cm/4]
root 3515  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [ib_cm/5]
root 3516  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [ib_cm/6]
root 3517  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [ib_cm/7]
root 3527  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [rdma_cm]
root 4236  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [kondemand/0]
root 4237  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [kondemand/1]
root 4238  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [kondemand/2]
root 4239  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [kondemand/3]
root 4240  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [kondemand/4]
root 4241  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [kondemand/5]
root 4242  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [kondemand/6]
root 4243  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [kondemand/7]
root 4344  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [rpciod/0]
root 4345  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [rpciod/1]
root 4346  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [rpciod/2]
root 4347  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [rpciod/3]
root 4348  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [rpciod/4]
root 4349  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [rpciod/5]
root 4350  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [rpciod/6]
root 4351  0.0  0.0   0   0 ?     S<   19:34   0:00 [rpciod/7]

-- 

Regards
Robert

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