[CentOS] Peculiar process name in /proc

Mon Aug 5 11:56:48 UTC 2019
John Horne <john.horne at plymouth.ac.uk>


I was looking at a process through the '/proc' file system, and came across a
process name which seemed to contain a hex value:

lrwxrwxrwx. 1 xymon xymon 0 Aug  2 14:07 /proc/58032/exe ->
/usr/sbin/xymond;5d44410e (deleted)

I am aware of what the 'deleted' part means, but have no idea what the
';5d44410e' part means. Is this some sort of thread reference?
The file '/usr/sbin/xymond' does exist and is running as a daemon.

Anyone know what the ';5d44410e' is referring to? I have tried Googling about
this, but found no mention of it.



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