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Old 11-16-2003, 04:06 PM   #1
jaan kaer
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when do i know that a process is not responding?


how do i find out in linux when some process is frozen or not responding?

fedora system monitor tells me politely that process is "sleeping," but most of the processes are sleeping there!?

for instance i gave an order to fix broken packages to synaptic and it sleeps for ten minutes already...
 
Old 11-16-2003, 08:34 PM   #2
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If your expecting a process to be working and its sleeping, thats a bad sign. Look at its resource usage, for clues about what its doing, also check for other processes that maybe using all your resources, they may be the problem.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 12:22 PM   #3
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on same occasions i described above, my cpu usage is 100%, but that process is sleeping.

and when i check what is using that process power, then i see nothing but system monitor using 5-10% of power (i have amd 800mhz duron).
 
Old 11-17-2003, 02:04 PM   #4
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This may actually be deceptive as some nice processes maybe taking the rest of the CPU usage.
 
  


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