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Jira/Confluence hogging memory with lots of processes

We've been working with Jira and Confluence on a Debian 6 VPS for a while now. Everything is fine as far as their daily use is concerned. The issue we are encountering now is that occasionally, the ...
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Linux Server Memory: Is this enough?

One of (weblogic)process on my WAS server(redhat linux) is killed at last night. There is no log. so I doubt my system memory. Is the system or process has enough memory? server specification and ...
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How to find what processes were running at a time in the past?

I am asked to investigate a high CPU usage alert which occurred this morning. I used sar -p and saw the high CPU usage showing up at that time Next I used ps -eo pcpu,pid,user,args | sort -r -k1 | ...
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How can I close httpd open conncetion? [closed]

I have a lot of open connection of httpd and ram usage, how can i solve this?
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YouTrack java process started to disappear on VPS

I had YouTrack installed on my VPS, and lately it just stopped working. Installation method I used is described here: ...
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init / inittab respawn (count number of times it occurs) [closed]

I added the following line in my /etc/inittab to respawn a program if it crashes. #test must always run. aa:2345:respawn:/home/pi/test/test Is there a way to know how many times the init/respawn ...
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What would trigger haveged process?

Every now and then, I would see /usr/sbin/haveged -w 1024 -v 1 --Foreground process running when I view top. Why is this process running? Could another process like mariadb or apache trigger this ...
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kill tcp port binding by deleting proc/[0-9]/net/… in linux

I have a script to call syscall Kill the process that holds a certain TCP port in Linux (ubuntu). But even if I do that, sometimes the port still remains in /proc/[0-9]/net directory binding the port. ...
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Set CPU affinity for all processes of specific user with taskset

I have ubuntu server 14.04, and I'm wondering if there is any easy way to achieve this task. For example, I can already do this for single processes with taskset -pac 2 29435, but is there any way to ...
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Source of long running find process on server

I'm wondering where a long running find process on my ubuntu linux server (14.04 LTS) came from and what the meaning of it is. Here is the output of ps: 16915 ? SN 32:41 /usr/bin/find /tmp ...
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NUMA processor definition

NUMA, non-uniform memory access designates a symetric multi-processing system where processors are grouped into nodes, with each group sharing some level of memory, so that memory access on same node ...
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Odd entries in Debian Linux /var/log/auth.log

I have found some odd entries all of the sudden in my /var/log/auth.log files. They are showing up every 10-20 seconds or so. There isn't anything in cron that would do this, and I am at a loss of ...
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Killing Parent and Child processes on Remote with Powershell

I'm attempting to kill a parent process and it's child process (There will only be one child) on a remote computer. When executing this script (Which is part of a larger one) i get the following ...
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Is it possible to kill a process based on its environment, from the command line?

Scenario: Let's assume I have a script that spawns a few processes. There may be times when the script has to be aborted. Most times this is fine. However, sometimes one or two of the spawned ...
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Running and sleeping in top

I usually use top to get an idea of the server load before (and while) running a compute job. Recently my attention was drawn to the process state column. In particular I noticed that all Matlab ...
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Hundreds of zombie sh processes spawn then die

I have a few Ubuntu Server 14.04.03 LTS boxes that will occasionally spawn hundreds of zombie sh processes. This process spike will be picked up by the monitoring system, and send an alert. I found ...
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Know which file is related to a process execution

In Unix, with top I have an output similar to this: 13916 root 18 0 903m 129m 9936 S 51.4 0.1 3:07.01 php How can I know which file is this php process executing? For example: 13916 root 18 0 903m ...
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Pressing Ctrl-C stops bash script, but don't stop PHP script called by the script

I need to run a few scripts every few minutes. The logic was made in PHP, and it's working great. To keep things together I've made the bash script below, which also runs fine. #!/bin/bash ...
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top is only showing current user processes

Recently got a dedicated server running CentOS 6.7, we have ran updates and noticed that top is only showing processes for the current user. [myuser@server2 ~]$ top -b -n1 top - 20:19:20 up 1 day, ...
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Why upstart starts my processes in an inconsistent way

I'm debugging a strange issue with upstart managed jobs. I have a ruby web application which is started using passenger and I generate upstart configuration files using foreman The problematic ...
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Lot of duplicate sshd daemons getting created in Solaris

I have a Solaris server where I found lot of sshd services running: ps -ef | grep 23492 root 25449 23492 0 15:27:17 ? 0:00 /usr/sbin/sshd2 -oPidFile=/var/run/sshd2_22.pid -R ...
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Why when setting a process ppid to 1 will disown it?

When i write a shell script like below: # demo.sh somework & Then run it sh demo.sh.Use & will cause the demo.sh exit and make the somework's parrent PID be 1, the init. Then i exit my ...
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Sudden increase in my CPU usage during random moments(Win Server 2012)

At random times, no matter if I am online or not I see that my server having increased Process usage spikes, as you can see in the picture: So I go inside the Dashboard on the Server Manager, look ...
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In the output of ps(1) on OS X-like systems, what do processes listed in parentheses mean, and how do I kill them?

username@yosemite ~ % ps wwwaux | grep java username 48111 0.0 0.0 0 0 ?? ?E 11:54AM 0:00.00 (java) username 91673 0.0 0.0 2432772 508 s006 R+ 3:19PM ...
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logrotation process stdout and stderr windows

I have a service on windows that's running another process that prints many lines to its STDERR and STDOUT. I'm capturing those lines and redirect them to some log file. I would like to logrotate on ...
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Powershell: kill one window of a subset running under one process?

Using powershell can I kill/force close a single window (excel workbook) running under Excel without killing the whole process which closes all excel workbooks running under that same process ...
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Every process I start, apart from nginx, dies after a few hours on AWS EC2 Ubuntu instance

I'm new to ubuntu (coming from mac) and I'm trying to run a couple of java servers and a node server on an ubuntu Amazon EC2 instance. I run each server in its own screen session, and everything ...
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Monitoring processes/services by Zabbix by using SNMP

I try to monitor around 60 servers by using Zabbix 2.2 and SNMP. I'm able monitor a lot of values but I'm facing one issue relating to identification status of processes on linux servers. When the ...
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how to find proces which is pinging localhost

How can you find the process issuing ping to localhost? While it is not script, where the ping command can be simply grep from process table. I have used wireshark, but it is of no help to find out ...
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What is a fast, efficient method for threading rsync

I have a single root directory (on a NAS) that I need to backup to another server. The hierarchy of the directory is several layers deep and a majority of the data is composed of extremely large ...
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Kill process and child processes, not parent processes, not group

I need to kill a process and all of its subprocesses programatically. Killing the group is not an option because I do not want to kill the parent processes. Example: pid process 1 ...
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In server 2008 R2, if I run an app in administrator's mode, will child process still be in the same mode?

In server 2008 R2, if I run an app in administrator's mode, will the child process still be in the same mode? I raise this question because I suspect the child process from the app is not running in ...
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Route IP Traffic Based on Process to Different Default Routes / Interfaces

I'm trying to determine if it is possible to selectively route IP packets from a process or process group through a specific interface while all other packets are routed through another interface. ...
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Wchan section in ps output not showing anything

I know that if a process go into D state then it means that it is in uninterruptable state. The process can not be killed by any signal. It will only come out of that state on reboot or if I/O wait is ...
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how to check how much memory take process

As all know in Linux machines we have RAM memory and swap memory. My first question is: What the reason that the swap memory is increasing – because high level of RAM usage or something else? ...
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Writing a script that can start and manage processes?

I am wondering if there is some way to do this. I need to write a script or something that: Can start some processes with some args, for example: start server.exe -port 8899 -name "Epic Server 1" ...
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Tomcat6 showing huge number of processes(or child threads). Is this expected

Our tomcat server is showing huge number child processes/threads. Following is the command i have used- ps -eLf | grep tomcatUserId | wc -l This is the count i have received 1600 This ...
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How to track down why apache2 processes are up for 45min / 1 hour or worse? NOT hosting, it's self managed VPS [closed]

I have a self managed VPS that I inherited from a previous administrator inside my Company, with lots of Wordpress websites running on it. The VPS has 2 CPUs, 6Gb or RAM and runs Ubuntu 10.04 64bit. ...
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Intentionally stop a process from responding

Is there any way to intentionally prevent a process from responding - ie. not close or kill it, but stop it dead in it's track, so it immediately stops processing anything? I've often found myself ...
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Adding normal graph on memory usage per process to Zabbix

I need to monitor memory usage per process of processes on Linux. My monitoring tool is Zabbix. I found some links which describe how we can do it on windows. As an example I can refer to Host ...
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Which ITSM process fits the best for this need? [closed]

I'm in no way an ITIL or ITSM expert but our company is working on adopting it. Our team has come across a need and, from the little I have read/studied, I feel like SPM/SCM/SLM fit the best. I was ...
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Why are some processes assigned parent PIDs even though they don't have a parent?

There are a number of processes that are started with a fake (non-existent PID). An example of this is a csrss.exe process. It starts up, and the parent process PID assigned doesn't exist. If you look ...
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Cisco process memory usage

I am trying to monitor a Cisco process memory usage. This is what I get with the command line: show system internal processes memory | inc PID|ipfib PID TTY STAT TIME MAJFLT TRS RSS ...
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How can I restart “monit” when it stops or crashes?

I am setting up a server and have just installed "monit" to monitor processes and restart them (and alert me) when certain conditions are met. It works great. My question is what happens when monit ...
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How do processes stuck on uninterruptible sleep state get cleared upon reboot? [closed]

While processes stuck on an uninterruptible sleep state (i.e. TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE waiting I/O from a defunct device) cannot be killed by signals sent by root via the kill command, more often than not ...
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Apache status says stopped but still httpd process running

I am new to Apache, the server Apache status stopped but still the process is running. The web page is serving properly. When i tried to restart the process, it's not. I believe the parent process is ...
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how to identify a command prompt window?

Enviroment: windows 7 Currently i have machine on which we launch 2 batch files on system start up. These batch files internally run multiple programs by running on separate command prompt windows. ...
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How to dump process in Windows Server 2008

I want to dump memory of windows process using just command line and without 3rd party tools. Is that possible if we assume that all necessary privileges aquired. Maybe it is possible to do using ...
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Identify where and how background process are started and where they comes from

First the short story: I need to migrate a server (applications, configurations and so on) and I have no clue about what is in there, no docs, people at charge just abandon and didn't leave any ...
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Cisco IOS - terminate a process (kill a process)

How do I terminate a process similarly to kill -9 $PID? I would like to do the same as GNU/Linux offers: For example, a shell is running a Telnet session to a router, but later that router is powered ...