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Old 08-29-2019, 07:56 PM   #1
Raxnic
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What is RDD Process ? and do i need it ?


I will do ps -e ever so often and look at things.

I saw RDD Process and have never seen that before.

Is that something I should be concerned about ?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-29-2019, 09:57 PM   #2
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No idea what it might be. A lot of stuff is running on my and your system that we are not too aware of. While Slackware fans might disagree, I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing.

A few things I would do to start gathering information about this process:
  • Use ps -ef to see its command line (or parts of it)
  • Look for RDD in your package manager. For example, if you use a Debian-based distro, you could run dpkg -l |grep -i rdd.
  • Find the executable that it comes from. I think you need to be superuser: ls -l /proc/PROCESS-ID-OF-RDD | grep exe
  • Find the parent process, grandparent process etc and draw conclusions
 
Old 08-30-2019, 11:08 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by berndbausch View Post
No idea what it might be. A lot of stuff is running on my and your system that we are not too aware of. While Slackware fans might disagree, I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing.

A few things I would do to start gathering information about this process:
  • Use ps -ef to see its command line (or parts of it)
  • Look for RDD in your package manager. For example, if you use a Debian-based distro, you could run dpkg -l |grep -i rdd.
  • Find the executable that it comes from. I think you need to be superuser: ls -l /proc/PROCESS-ID-OF-RDD | grep exe
  • Find the parent process, grandparent process etc and draw conclusions
Ok Thanks. I will check into those suggestions.

I did manage to find a link stating to disable rdd process in firefox about:config.

Like this: media.rdd-process.enabled;false
It was set to enabled.
 
Old 08-30-2019, 11:53 PM   #4
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I will do ps -e ever so often and look at things.

I saw RDD Process and have never seen that before.

Is that something I should be concerned about ?

Thanks.
It is new in firefox:
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Remote Data Decoder (RDD)

There is currently a plan to move media decoding to its own process
(from wiki.mozilla.org), so it's used to do (especially DRM) media decoding from remote sites.
 
  


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