[CentOS] Running processes

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Mar 9 00:15:51 EST 2012


On 03/08/12 5:20 PM, Robert Spangler wrote:
> 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]
> .....

to add to whats already been said, the processes in [ ] are kernel 
helper threads, these are used by things like device drivers for IO 
processing that can't be done at an IRQ level.




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john r pierce                            N 37, W 122
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