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Old 05-13-2004, 08:46 AM   #1
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several processes started more than once at boot


Hi, strange phenomenon i have no explanation for:

at boot my box starts several processes and deamons more than once so the box is working pretty slow. Here is what ps -e gives out (short version):
1 ? 00:00:05 init
2 ? 00:00:00 keventd
3 ? 00:00:00 ksoftirqd_CPU0
4 ? 00:00:00 kswapd
5 ? 00:00:00 bdflush
6 ? 00:00:00 kupdated
7 ? 00:00:00 kinoded
8 ? 00:00:00 mdrecoveryd
11 ? 00:00:00 kreiserfsd
372 ? 00:00:00 lvm-mpd
917 ? 00:00:00 eth0
923 ? 00:00:00 dhcpcd
988 ? 00:00:00 syslogd
991 ? 00:00:00 klogd
1050 ? 00:00:00 khubd
1335 ? 00:00:00 resmgrd
1384 ? 00:00:00 portmap
1481 ? 00:00:00 acpid
1482 ? 00:00:00 mysqld_safe
1515 ? 00:00:00 mysqld
1577 ? 00:00:00 sshd
1580 ? 00:00:00 mysqld
1581 ? 00:00:00 mysqld
1642 ? 00:00:00 amavisd
1757 ? 00:00:00 amavisd
1768 ? 00:00:00 amavisd
1801 ? 00:00:00 cupsd
2247 ? 00:00:00 smpppd
2319 ? 00:00:00 kdm
2365 ? 00:00:00 nscd
2366 ? 00:00:00 nscd
2367 ? 00:00:00 nscd
2368 ? 00:00:00 nscd
2369 ? 00:00:00 nscd
2370 ? 00:00:00 nscd
2371 ? 00:00:00 nscd
2475 ? 00:00:00 cron
2533 ? 00:00:11 X
2809 ? 00:00:00 sendmail
2810 ? 00:00:00 sendmail
2812 ? 00:00:00 sendmail
2815 tty1 00:00:00 mingetty
2816 tty2 00:00:00 mingetty
2817 tty3 00:00:00 mingetty
2818 tty4 00:00:00 mingetty
2819 tty5 00:00:00 mingetty
2820 tty6 00:00:00 mingetty

so there are about 3 mysqld running, mingetty ,sendmail and so on
Any ideas what might cause the problem?
Would be great! Thanks al lot for your time.
j.

Last edited by j-ray; 05-13-2004 at 08:47 AM.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 10:16 AM   #2
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Looks fairly normal to me.....

There is one mingetty running for each virtual terminal (try hitting CTRL-ALT-1 and you will be connected to a non-graphical login prompt thanks to mingety.... use CTRL-ALT-7 to get back to the GUI)

Many other processed spawn off children to handle a specific task (the first one becomes the parents and watches over the children that do all of the real work (just like in real life ;-) )

You might be able to see some more details by running 'ps -aelf'
 
Old 05-13-2004, 12:37 PM   #3
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thanks Linux_in_NH, i guess you're right. looking at more details with ps -aelf was a good idea. Seems there's nothing wrong with the box in this respect. Maybe i'm simply too impatient sometimes...is there a forum that could help me to get rid of that? ;-) thanks again..

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