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Dark Jedi 12-15-2004 08:40 AM

What are these processes doing?
 
I am getting hammered, CPU wise, by a series of processes. Can anyone enlighten me as to what these are for? I seem to have a serious k problem.....
The main offenders are kjournald and kswapd, but any of these have spiked the CPU at one time or another.

root 2 1 0 Dec06 ? 00:00:00 [keventd]
root 3 0 0 Dec06 ? 00:00:05 [ksoftirqd_CPU0]
root 4 0 0 Dec06 ? 00:00:05 [ksoftirqd_CPU1]
root 5 0 5 Dec06 ? 12:06:18 [kswapd]
root 6 0 2 Dec06 ? 06:17:19 [kreclaimd]
root 8 0 0 Dec06 ? 00:03:38 [kupdated]
root 18 1 0 Dec06 ? 00:05:32 [kjournald]
root 139 1 0 Dec06 ? 00:00:01 [kjournald]
root 140 1 0 Dec06 ? 01:39:17 [kjournald]
root 141 1 0 Dec06 ? 00:00:08 [kjournald]
root 142 1 0 Dec06 ? 00:05:51 [kjournald]
root 143 1 0 Dec06 ? 00:02:50 [kjournald]

trickykid 12-15-2004 08:44 AM

Appears to be mainly your kernel processes along with your journaling filesystem processes, don't kill them, unless you like fixing your system.. ;)


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