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Old 07-31-2004, 10:55 AM   #1
ararag
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Question multiple instances of processes?


I have a slackware 10.0 box, which has been behaving strangely lately:
When I start the btdownloadcurses or overnet command line client and doing a ps, I can see multiple instances of the process in the process list. Each process has it's own unique pid, but otherwise they are identical. Starting one bt-client usually gives me 2 processes now, and overnet always starts 3 processes. At least the bt-client hasn't always been behaving like this, FAIK.
I have checked the md5sum of the files, and they are correct.
I have also done a full scan with clamav, which reports no infections.
It's funny, only these programs seem to start multiple copies of themselves. Other programs work just as they should (i.e. I can see only one instance of the program if I have started it only once).

Help, anyone?
 
Old 07-31-2004, 11:09 AM   #2
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"When I start the btdownloadcurses or overnet command line client and doing a ps, I can see multiple instances of the process in the process list. Each process has it's own unique pid, but otherwise they are identical. Starting one bt-client usually gives me 2 processes now, and overnet always starts 3 processes."

I am not sure what btdownloadcurses and overnet command line client are. If they are ftp clients then I have the explanation. It is very common for ftp clients to run as multiple processes because this speeds up the download somewhat.

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Old 07-31-2004, 11:27 AM   #3
ararag
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Thanks, jailbait, for the quick reply.
I have been investigating this for a while now, and come to the conclusion I'm not the only one getting 3 processes when starting overnet.
However, I'm almost sure the bittorrent client didn't behave like this earlier...
Anyone using btdownloadcurses, could enlighten me on this?

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