I am running a single MongoDB database. No sharding. When I run htop, I see a lot of instances of mongod. Is that normal? Does every connection create a separate mongod process? Should I be concerned?
For some reason when I use top, only one of them is shown. That part is confusing also.
As asked in the comments, output of "ps axjf | grep mongod":
12858 12878 12877 12858 pts/0 12877 S+ 500 0:00 \_ grep mongod 1 2691 2690 2690 ? -1 Sl 497 70:54 /usr/bin/mongod -f /etc/mongod.conf