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Old 05-23-2008, 04:24 PM   #1
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'ps' process names in brackets?


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root         3  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   11:16   0:00 [migration/0]
root         4  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   11:16   0:00 [ksoftirqd/0]
root         5  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   11:16   0:00 [watchdog/0]
root         6  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   11:16   0:00 [migration/1]
...
I'm trying to determine what it means when a process is labeled "[<processname>]". What I've noticed is that these processes have a STAT of S<, and have lower process IDs.
 
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Low PIDs. Very perceptive of you. Low PIDs usually denote a process started by init on boot, but in this case, if you would have searched LQ for bracket+process, you'd find they're kernel processes (and I remember somebody explaining this better).
 
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Low PIDs. Very perceptive of you. Low PIDs usually denote a process started by init on boot, but in this case, if you would have searched LQ for bracket+process, you'd find they're kernel processes (and I remember somebody explaining this better).
I did a previous search on Google, 'man ps', etc. I admit I did not directly search LQ. However, I did attempt it after your suggestion, and pulled up ... nothing interesting. Yes, I tried a variety of terms. All searches thus far have been fruitless.
 
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Odd. I remember posting in a similar thread one or two months ago.
 
  


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