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What does the leading dash in process cmdline mean?

I noticed a process taking full CPU on my linux server, of which the COMMAND column from top -c is -bash. cat /proc/<pid>/cmdline shows -bash too. What does the leading dash mean? More info: ...
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Assigning Processes to CPU Cores

I have access to a CentOS 6 web server (a PHP/MySQL forum) running Apache 2.2.15 and MySQL 5.1.52. This box has dual oct-core Xeons. What I find looking over the CPU graphs is that the first two ...
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Apache Server overload / Fake Processes?

My webspace provider is telling me that there are fake processes coming from my space and thus he has shut it down. So all my domains are also unreachable at the moment. He doesn't really know what ...
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Linux Stealth Process

I have a process named "stealth" that has infected my server (slamming my CPU) and I can't figure out where it is to remove it for good. Everytime I kill the process it somehow starts itself again... ...
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throttle cpu usage for a cronjob

I've got a cronjob that is basically nothing more than mysqldump whatever | gzip > backup.sql.gz. The database is fairly big. I've noticed that while the job is running, my apache is much less ...
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How does a packet traverse from one local process to another local process in the following iptables graph?

I've found the following iptables chart: How does the packet traverse iptables tables when the packet is sent from one local process to another local process? Regards.
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Linux equivalent of OS X “Launchd”, with respect to use by non-root users?

Is there a good way for non-root users to start "managed" processes? In this case, I am using managed" to describe a process that starts up when the user logs in, is monitored by some sort of ...
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Apache processes are not ending

I have KeepAlive on with 15 second timeout enabled. But processes are not ending. And it causes big number of apache processes which ends with server freeze. The only option is to hard reset server. ...
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Monitoring PHP process on CentOS 5.5

I want to monitor a php process activity because sometime it keeps hanging there for a day although I have set time limit but it seems like its not working. I setup a cron job which runs this PHP ...
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Closing Registry files with Process Explorer

I have a user account which needs to be renamed on a production server running Server 2003. The ntuser.dat and ntuser.dat.log files on a service account (not logged in at the moment) still have ...
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Verify disown command

I issued the ^z; bg; disown sequence in order to allow me to close an ssh session in which I am running a super-important long-running process. This process writes status output to stderr, and it has ...
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How can I know which are my rights [closed]

On a fedora server, I have access to the cli. On that server I have a webapp which generates some pdf files using a php library through some ajax request. The problem is that one of the apache ...
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How to Identify Port to a Process?

I'm running a RedHat 5.5 and I was wondering how I can identify a port to a process. This is the output of netstat and I am trying to find the process associated with port 35670: $ netstat -tulnp ...
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Mysql multi request at same time

I have a Ubuntu-server. It is running Mysql & Apache. I have several request at same time. I I saw processes, by top command. I have 10 Apache process and always one process for Mysql. I ...
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Which tool provides per-process (or per-cgroup) resource (RAM/CPU/Disk) monitoring?

I want to have graphs about the percentage of CPU usage, RAM usage, Disk usage which is caused by specific processes (or process groups, or cgroups) on my server (running Debian). The tool needs to ...
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Apache Connection vs. Request

I apologize in advance if this is a basic question, but I am quite confused after reading the Apache documentation and other tutorials. Does a single Apache prefork process serve all HTTP requests ...
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Process killing trouble

I am trying to program a server software which involves a lot of testing on java / scala platform. Whenever i compile and execute the code. It starts listening on port 80. Sometimes i need to ...
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How can I identify the process(es) which are locking files on servers?

I'm currently investigating a problem with my company's build server; roughly 1/10 of the builds fail due to a file being locked. It's a Windows 2003 virtual server running on top of VMWare. The ...
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Why can't I see the monit binary in the process list after starting it?

I have monit running and working (I set up a dummy warning that is getting sent), but I don't see any binary called "monit" in the process list. Furthermore if I sort the processes by newest process, ...
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find page size and number of pages of a process in linux

Given a PID of the process running in Linux (latest kernel), how do I find out: The number of pages it is using The size of each page it is using (4K, 2MB or 1GB) This is for x86-64 architecture.
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node.js process won't die on unhandled exception

Running the following server.js: cluster(app) .use(cluster.logger(path_to_logs)) .use(cluster.stats()) .use(cluster.pidfiles(path_to_pids)) .use(cluster.cli()) ...
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How to kill these PHP process safely?

I have installed php5 in ubuntu and WordPress. It can run after installed. But after few days I've found there are lots of process and occupied a lot of memories. I try to use ps -aux | grep www-data ...
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Rescue Mode For EC2, Process Hangs On Startup

I have an ec2 server that was running for several months without any problems, but I recently had to reboot due to an unknown reason. Now, it appears that it is having trouble starting up, possible ...
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UNIX permissions to allow group users to kill each others' processes

Let's say we have a group (dev) which has many users and a shared development directory with g+rwx permissions on all contained files. Is this setup sufficient so that any dev user can kill a process ...
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Display complete command line (including arguments) for Windows process

I want to display a process's command line (including any arguments) from the command line itself. In other words, I want to show the "Command Line" column in the Task Manager but from a command line. ...
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How can I monitor whether an application is running on Windows Server 2008?

We're mostly a Linux shop, but we have a print server running Windows Server 2008, and use an application called Print Helper to print invoices. I need to find a way to check that this application is ...
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proceses cpu load history

I would ask if there is some linux tool that can track load of each application process and save it to the log file. When something in linux system "eat" CPU to 100% and I want see what happend and ...
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Supervisor - how to get a program to run at intervals of time

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding with Supervisor does, but perhaps me asking this question will help clear that up. Basically, I have a Supervisor program in my /etc/supervisord.conf file that executes a ...
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Set default number of mod_wsgi processes

I have a virtual host setup with the follow config directive. WSGIDaemonProcess myproject processes=2 threads=25 I would like to set the number of processes for each vhost using mod_wsgi to 2 ...
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How can I move a process to a core or dedicate a process to a processor?

I have an Intel E5620 processor. I have used cat /proc/[pid]/stat to determine what processor the process was last run on (39th field). How can I ensure that a process is dedicated to a processor (I ...
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How do I locate a process on Debian Linux that is creating a large amount of network traffic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My server's been hacked EMERGENCY We have a remote Linux (Debian) server, which is, apparently, being used as a platform to commit a DoS attack. We have been warned ...
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Using daemontools under Debian

I need to monitor my postfix, dovecot and sasl process and start them if something go wrong. I read about daemontools and I want it to monitor mail services. Can I find somewhere step by step guide ...
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SSH: How to start a process that won't end after system reboot?

Is there a way to do this so when I reboot my linux server the process will reopen on startup?
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Putting a process in the background without stopping it - (ctrl+z)?

If I start a process by typing it in normally at the command line, such as wget http://site.com/bigfile.zip and then decide I want to move that to the background, I know that I can use something ...
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In Windows 2008R2 there is a TCP port that is stuck LISTENING but the process that has it open is terminated?

I have a program, NC_net that allows Nagios to monitor Windows machines for various metrics and it seems to have caused a sporadic issue where when the service stops, the TCP port remains open. The ...
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Terminal Server 2008 - Certain users experience slow load times for certain processes

I'm tearing my hair out here. Please can someone assist me. I have users on a terminal server and they all use the same programs - Office and an Accounting package, yet certain processes are slower to ...
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Keeping a linux process running after I logout

I'm connecting to a linux machine through SSH, because I'm trying to run a heavy bash script that makes filesystem operations, and it's expected to keep running for hours. But I cannot leave the SSH ...
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How I can classify host as down when one service (one Windows process) is down in Nagios?

I would like to classify host as down when one Windows service is in critical state (for example not working Windows process). Is this possible? Regards
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Can I disable BIND if I use a third party DNS?

I'm trying to get the memory footprint of my server as low as possible. When I run htop I get the following: http://i.stack.imgur.com/iHnr7.png As you can see there are 5 bind processes running but ...
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Why are processes increasing continuously on my apache web server?

I am running an apache 2 webserver. Everything works fine, but about every 14-20 days i have to restart the web server because it does not respond anymore. Looking at the munin statistics, i ...
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Tie a process to specific CPU cores

I have a Debian server with software-RAID and a quad-core processor. Once all cores are under full load, the RAID system has a huge IO delay. The server is running some very CPU-expensive jobs. Is ...
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How to inventory what software/roles a Linux server is “serving up” to clients?

Is there a way to identify what "client/server" processes/applications are running on a Linux server to know what the server's role or roles are? I'm sure it might vary for different flavors of Linux ...
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Which is better — single high speed processor or double lower speed processor?

I'm looking forward to buy a Dell PowerEdge Tower server, that would cater to a low or moderate expected load, at least for the time being. I have a question about it's processor -- whether it is ...
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Program to manage process workflow across machines?

I have an in-house Perl script that is in great need of refactoring. In the interest of not reinventing the wheel, I'm looking to see if an open-source equivalent to it exists, and I'm having trouble ...
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What is the best way to get a dump of a single process in Windows Server 2003?

I've got a process in Windows Server 2003 that I want to get a dump of, as it is taking up way more RAM than it should. It's been suggested that I use procdump, userdump, or install windbg. I would ...
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Too many csrss.exe, LogonUI.exe, svchost.exe and winlogon.exe in task manager

On a windows server 2008 enterprise edition, nothing has changed but recently there are many csrss.exe, LogonUI.exe, svchost.exe and winlogon.exe processes in task manager. Does it mean some remote ...
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Nagios : 244 processes but load average 0.30 0.59 0.51

My nagios is suggesting that one of my hosts has a critical amount of processes. However the load seems fine. This server is providing mysql database and mailserver. Should I be worried ? 244 ...
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Cant kill process on Windows Server 2008!! - Thread in Wait:Executive State

I hope someone can help me with our issue we are having. We have a major issue with a process that we can not kill and the only way to get rid of the process is to reboot the machine. I have tried ...
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Problem with msiexec.exe locking up when installing / uninstalling

I am running two virtual 2008 Windows Servers that have been having some reoccurring problems for the past few months. Msiexec.exe seems to run and always freezes at 25% cpu usage and around 12 - 15k ...
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Making processes lower priority. Niceness isn't seeming to cut it

I run a game server. Every 12 hours or so we have to generate a map of the server for our website. The process takes about 20 minutes and burns the CPU hard the entire time, which lags my game server. ...