Multiple instances of watchdog, migration, and ksoftirqd
Hi there --
I recently completed a scratch install of Fedora Core 14 64-bit onto a system, and while everything appears to be running properly, I noticed there are almost 300 processes running at a given time on the server.
The top command indicated there were ten-plus instances of the watchdog, migration, and ksoftirqd daemons running on the system. I am not familiar with these services, so I wanted to know what they are, and is there a need to have this many instances of each running on the system? If the answer to the latter question is no, will simply running the kill <pid> command be sufficient to remove the excess processes? Thanks.