Why are multiple processes running with the same command - htop in Debian Squeeze
Attached is a screen cap of htop running in my Debian Squeeze sorted by showing processes of user mysql only. I am having kind of a hard time understanding how (and why) the same command (see column "Command") has multiple instances running with different PIDs.
Also, some of those processes seem to not have used or be using much CPU time (that is what the TIME+ column indicates, if I am not mistaken, which makes me wonder about the necessity of having them running.
(Sorry if this is a super noob question)
Last edited by gacanepa; 09-19-2012 at 08:35 AM.