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Find out what NFSD processes are actually doing?

When I view top on one of our servers there are a lot of nfsd processes consuming CPU: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 2769 root 20 0 0 0 0 R ...
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Starting a Process Remotely Using winrm

I am working on setting up a build/test server for continuous integration of a software team I am working on. Part of the requirement is that, when new items are pushed into the repo, I automatically ...
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How to find what process for a particular user is accessing files on a share

Our business management system has had some hiccups here and there the past couple of weeks. It has been denied access to some of the files it uses. By digging around with Manage Open Files I have ...
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can't apply process slot for /usr/lib/cgi-bin/php5

seen some other answers around the web related to my issue. Tried the answer from High CPU mod_fcgid: can't apply process slot too, did not work. Here are the files I believe toe be relevant for ...
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Sendmail avoid bounced mails to be reprocessed

I'm quite new to running my own Linux server and I was just wondering if the following is normal or if my server is being abused by some spambots. So I have a linux server running which has also ...
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How to find out which process created a particular file?

I know that you can use lsof (in Linux at least) to check which process has got a particular file opened currently, but is there anyway to find out which process created a particular file originally? ...
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Bash script to kill specific process running longer than 5m [closed]

Hi I'm looking for a BASH script for CentOS 6.5 that kills a processes by name that's been running longer than 5 minutes. I asked this question before and received a response that doesn't work under ...
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Kill any GS process that's been running for over 5m on CentOS 6.5

Hi our server has a weird issue where once a month or so a GS (GhostScript) process gets stuck and eats 10-75% CPU until I kill the process. strace hasn't provided anything useful so until I can ...
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How can I determine exactly when a startup process loaded in relation to other processes after logging in?

Windows 8.1 I have an end user system that requires certain software/processes to start in a specific order upon logging in. These processes aren't managed services so I can't set an extended delay ...
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how to run the dialog command with proccess

Please look on my code – ( bash script ) I want to display both dialogs on the screen on the same time, one dialog display the: tail –f from - /var/log/proccess1.log , and the second dialog ...
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Git best practice for having development test and production and promotion between them

I am not quite sure the best architecture for having a development, test and production environment and being able to promote releases from one to another. Don't know if that is enough information ...
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Restarting shell script with &disown using Monit

I have a shell script that runs a C++ backend mail system (PluginHandler). I need to monitor this process in Monit and restart it if it fails. The script: export ...
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Changing process priority in linux for jvm process

Is it fine if I change the JVM process priority through nice at server machine [linux]. I wanted my JVM process to use maximum resources from OS. What is the standard practice? Do people tune the ...
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Automatically Kill/Restart Process(es) When Memory is Critically Low

I have a Debian Wheezy VPS box where am running a couple of Django apps in production. Ideally, would have tried addressed my current memory footprint issues by optimizing the apps, adding more RAM or ...
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Kill all currently running cron jobs

For some reason my cron job scripts aren't exiting cleanly and they're backing up my server. There are currently a couple hundred processes running for one of my users. I can use the following command ...
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vnstat service not showing status

When I run service vnstat status No result is returned. Usually one of the following three results would come up. But I got nothing when checking the service status. vnstat (pid 94330) is ...
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Phantom apache2 process with memory leak

When I start apache2 using sudo service apache2 start, it spawns a 'phantom' process that doesn't show up in apache2ctl fullstatus at all. It's using the prefork MPM and my MaxClients as well as ...
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Get processes running on a specific CPU core

mpstat -P ALL shows high %wa time on a single core from an 8 core CPU and I'm trying to figure out what's writing to disk. So how can I figure out what is running on that CPU core?
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Periodically SSH process hangs on AIX

On one of our AIX servers, the following ssh process hangs sometimes: Server1# ssh -i /rsync-key Server2 "rm file" & It is a string of script in the crontab. This problem is not always ...
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Apache Causing High Load on Server

Whenever Apache kills child process to create new ones after the MaxRequestPerChild is satisfied, I see Defunct Apache processes in the ps output. There defunct processes clear by themselves in a ...
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How to make a copy of /proc/xxxxx? [closed]

A users account have been hacked on one of my servers, where the hacker have started some spam binaries. Before I kill the processes would I like to make a copy of them, but when I tar czf ...
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Is there a top like tool that shows processes and ports, live?

I'd like to be monitoring ports in "realtime" and the processes that use them. Is there any tool that can handle that? I imagine somethinkg like top, but with a column that lists all ports the process ...
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Kill child process when the parent exits

I'm preparing a script for Docker, which allows only one top-level process, which should receive the signals so we can stop it. Therefore, I'm having a script like this: one application writes to ...
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App Pool doesn't respect memory limits

I am dealing with a legacy .NET app that has a memory leak. In order to try and mitigate a run away memory situation, I've set the app pool memory limits from anywhere between 500KB to 500000KB ...
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Process monitoring and service manager for Python web application [closed]

We're setting up a Python web application using the CherryPy web server on a bunch of Linux servers (it's behind an nginx load balancer sending traffic to the various servers). We're in the process of ...
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How to detect exceptionally long file locks in linux?

I have a point of contention on my linux server. One of a number of processes access a single file and lock the file at a random time for a considerable period (>60 seconds) which, in turn, causes ...
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Unix processes wasn't killed but is not running

I have a system where some custom software is running, and then may receive a SIGHUP. As a result of the SIGHUP, the process does some cleanup and terminates, but it doesn't terminate its long running ...
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Zombie processes still alive and working fine, but can't be killed?

Am I misunderstanding something, or should this not be possible? All my daemon processes are in zombie state after I tried to stop the control service: # ps ax | grep controller 13768 pts/11 S+ ...
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unknown/deleted process running under apache [closed]

Here is out of ps aux| grep atd on my server. apache 1299 0.0 0.0 5328 2768 ? S 08:21 0:00 /usr/sbin/atd root 15407 0.0 0.0 4020 708 pts/3 S+ 11:02 0:00 grep atd ...
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Find out what process initiated a mysql query

Is there any way to trace back what process initiated a mysql uqerry like the two below. MySQL on localhost (5.0.95-log) up 178+23:58:01 ...
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Change disk used by a long running process

Let's suppose I have process that does long calculations (e.g. it's been running for days), it uses a disk as temporary storage to store intermediate results (for example mounted at /mnt and I want to ...
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get PIDs of processes from

I have a path to an executable. Assume I want to delete this file. I need to find all processes launched using this file and kill them. What is the best way to do it?
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How can I trace a process to a file on a windows 7 32 bit laptop? [closed]

I have a process running in my process list. I would like to know which file is responsible for running the process. How can I trace it to a file?
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Nagios check_procs returns wrong value when called from NRPE

I have added the following line in nrpe.conf of a monitored server say named myserver: command[check_mysrv_process]=/usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_procs -c 1: -C java -a mysrv which works locally as ...
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IIS start remote commands - PsServices | PsExec

I have developed a ASP.NET C# web page which connects to remote conmputer command prompt using PSSERVICES.exe and executes some commands against servers. The execution works fine until I deployed the ...
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Why is cron running twice?

I wanted to execute my PHP mailing-script automatically with cron. I always get the mail twice though. The script runs fine when started manually. I put this in the crontab for testing: 54 13 * * * ...
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All Process Stop Unexpected On Linux Server

I'm a running ubuntu 12.04 LTS server edition and two times in the pasts 48 hours or so the VPS becomes completely unresponsive. Nginx stops responding to requests. There is log activity sent to my ...
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Daemons on a web server - best practices [duplicate]

This might be an obvious thing to seasoned Ops but, please, bear with me on this one (I'm a dev with the side effect of having to manage our servers too). At the moment, one of several servers (load ...
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How can I identify which process is producing “invisible” icons in the system status bar

I have a server which we are experiencing as really slow. Upon login into the server as domain admin we notice a huge system status bar, filled with invisible icons. If we mouse over the icons, they ...
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Remove a zombie process from the process table

I've got an annoying zombie process that gets adopted by init, and it won't go away. I've read there is a way to create a dummy process, attach the zombie as a child of that new process and then kill ...
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How to find parent process for child process if parent process is terminated

Is there a way to find out which process started a other process even after the parent process is terminated? I tried to find something in the Win32_Process class via PowerShell but I did not find ...
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Can't find a process that is writing huge files to my disk

While clearing up my harddrive, I ran into a directory called, c:\logs that had huge files in it. The first one, called debuglog.txt is 9gb and contains the following data: ProcessWin7_SpeakerPin ...
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How can I temporarily block network traffic for a specific windows process?

Windows XP / Windows 7 I'd like to understand how a specific windows process (from a third-party vendor) behaves when it's selectively blocked from communicating on a network (by say, an overzealous ...
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how to move process from one namespace to other? [closed]

Is there any available method to move process/group of processes from one namespace to other in Linux? I mean methods via commands of some packages or it can be done via setns()? E.g. I have processes ...
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Windows process management tools

Unix has tools like upstart, angel, god, etc to keep processes running constantly on system start and can restart processes that have failed. Does windows have the ability to do this natively?
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msmdsrv.exe is taking 1.5 GB of memory? [closed]

I have a windows server and this server has 4 GB of memory. But the msmdsrv.exe is taking 1.5 GB of memory. What is that, and why is it doing this? How can I make it stop? This is a production ...
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hald (HAL daemon) behavior analysis

We were looking at the behavior of HAL daemon on a Linux host (Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit). We looked at both its syslog and system calls (using strace). According to the documentation, HAL daemon ...
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How to call the proc_register() function/ execve()

Is there any way monitoring the calling of the function " proc_register"? so that each time a proc registery is called (ot there is a new process creation) i will get the notification/alert/other..?
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view/kill a Windows O/S processes from Ubuntu Server

Is there a Ubuntu version of Sysinternals Process Utilities, which allows Window users to view/control remote processes? I already know I can setup cygwin on Windows and use ssh to remote in. All I'm ...
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How can I see which devices are used by a process?

iotop and iostat are great tools to see how much I/O is happening. But I haven't found out how these (or other) tools can show me the I/O rate per device and per process. So I'm looking for a way to ...