An instance of a running computer program.

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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. ...
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Shutdown goes to uninterruptible sleep after sending wall message

I have a server which I'm administrating remotely over SSH, for various reasons, it needs to be restarted. However, when I try to do so, shutdown goes to uninterruptible sleep almost immediately after ...
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How to restart a daemondo controlled process?

How can I restart a daemondo controlled process with other options on my MAC (OS-X 10.4)? I changed /opt/local/etc/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.gearman/org.macports.gearman.plist and killed the gearman ...
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Determine which files a process opened (Linux)

I am trying to determine which files a process creates when it runs. I know that I can list the file handles of a currently running process by looking in /proc or using lsof. However, the problem is ...
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I Have 5GB Free RAM and 70-130 Apache Processes - Improvements?

I want to tune my httpd.conf. I have constantly about 60-130 Apache processes (all 20+MB). However my server only needs like 3GB and I have 8GB overall. My settings: Timeout 10 FileETag None ...
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How do I start a process in suspended state under Linux?

Practically, I need a process which behaves, as if I had pressed Ctrl+Z just after it started. Hopefully, it is possible to do such thing using a shell script. (Also, knowing the resulting PID would ...
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Why are there double apache processes for mod_wsgi?

I am running a Django app using mod_wsgi, and am trying to understand how the apache processes work. Here is my apache httpd.conf: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName www.example.com ...
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Close a process without psKill and force?

I have a bunch of processes on a server that I want to update the exes regurlary. But before update they must be closed and I use PsKill for that in a bat-file. It works but I seek a way to only send ...
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pwdx returning gibberish

pwdx is supposed to print out the current working directory of a process given a process id. Normally this looks something like: $ sudo pwdx 1 1: / $ pwdx $$ 5251: /home/foo One one machine I ...
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In Windows Task Manager, in the Processes tab, what does I/O Other mean?

In Windows Server 2003, I'm seeing a process in Task Manager with a high value in the I/O Other column. I'm trying to determine if it's in some kind of error state, but I don't know what I/O Other ...
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Grab process information about high process usage

I'm looking to grab process information about processes that are using over a certain CPU limit. Ex: #!/usr/bin/env python def get_processes_over_usage(cpu_usage): #Find the processes. ...
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How can I prevent a process from running under Mac OSX 10.6?

Basically, there are some system processes that I want to prevent from running. If I force quit them, they simply restart. How can I prevent them from starting/relaunching. Before you say that I ...
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Does running “./something.sh” considered as idle?

The file ./something.sh contains multi thousands of complex jobs. this should take long time. I just simply run ./something.sh without any other command, and I must wait until it finished. I ...
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Process gets killed automatically in Fedora

I have a Automation process which is a java program running on fedora 6/14. A problem that I face very frequently is that this process is getting killed automatically. Ideally this process has been ...
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Passenger - “Auto-kill” rogue processes?

I'm running a Ruby on Rails application with Passenger + Apache. There's also a perl mailing list server (Sympa) running with mod_perl. I have root and sh access to the server (an Ubuntu machine). ...
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Process starting under linux

Is there any way to start a process on a linux computer if I have ftp connection or network connection?
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Windows (Server) prioritize network or disks possible

I have two questions: Can I prioritize a network share to some maximal download speed? Or does windows automatically slow them down when the system is doing heavy IO? Independently from that ...
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Where does the name in the “COMMAND” field of `ps aux` come from?

I understand it displays the command with arguments, or when unavailable the command in square brackets. But where do the names come from for processes such as passenger worker ruby instances, which ...
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IIS, application domains, pools, processes and threads, high level understand

Was hoping if someone could be all these things into perpective for me. This is to better understand operatig systems in general, but also specifically how it applies to IIS. How to application ...
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how to kill a zombie process?

I got a two processes during the network drive failure. 1 D 0 1199 1 0 80 0 - 19101 wait_o pts/21 00:00:01 rsync 1 Z 0 1226 1199 0 80 0 - 0 exit pts/21 00:00:00 rsync ...
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Checking if process has not been running for a certain period of time

What's good "ghetto process monitor" without installing any additional software besides cron and some standard UNIX tools? I.e. check in a shell script if a certain process has died and been dead for ...
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How to permanently “renice” a process on Mac OS X (or iOS, etc)?

I use a nice (free) process manager called ATMonitor for Mac OS X that has a lot of cool hidden features... one of which is being able to click on a running process.. and set the "renice" from +20 ...
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Java subprocess running from IIS6 returns exit value 128 and no stdout/stderr

I'm working on setting up a new server in a testing environment and almost everything works, but Java can't seem to create a new process. Short version of the architecture: Windows 2003, IIS6, ...
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How can I version controll my F5 Big-IP LTM load balancer configs while allowing changes via iControl or the web interface

Currently we use F5 Big-IP LTMs (IP load balancers) in our environment for load balancing. We have an existing process for making changes to LTM configs and pushing them out. I'm trying to figure out ...
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Determine process using a port, without sudo

I'd like to find out which process (in particular, the process id) is using a given port. The one catch is, I don't want to use sudo, nor am I logged in as root. The processes I want this to work for ...
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In Linux, how to temporarly freeze a user?

On a mis-configured or buggy network filer (NFS NAS) writing a large file can cause the filer to freeze. For diagnostics I need to be able to: Suspend (or in other words temporary freeze) all ...
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Server super slow, RAM & Swap 100% used, ClamAV problem?

My Ubuntu 10.04 server is down since this morning. When I restart it, I can use it for a couple of minutes then the RAM and Swap get full, and SSH doesn't answer. It seems ClamAV is part of the ...
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Do Nginx performe better on Linux compared to Apache?

Apache vs Nginx are compared performance wise since Apache is based on threads (for each new connection a new thread) and nginx is based on process (for each new connection to the server a new ...
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Apache process keeps running after closing browser

When I run a PHP script through browser ( HTTP connection) the PID is printed for debugging, but when this request is closed by clicking the browser's Stop button, or closing this browser tab, I still ...
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ulimit -s not working on OSX Snow Leopard

I'm trying to raise the upper level of user processes on my machine. ulimit -s doesn't seem to do a thing: I've also tried launchctl limit with the same results. Don't know what else to do :S
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Which process creating cracker files?

A large number of cracker files with name FOO** are created by some of the process. I executed following command to found culprit process lsof -f -F /tmp/* But didn't found anything useful. Is ...
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9 apache processes running on the same server: is it normal?

I noticed that my Ubuntu 10.04 server got incredibly slow. It seems there was a problem with nTop using most of the memory. I could uninstall it after restarting the server, as it was unresponsive ...
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User Process Tracking, what is this? Numerous alerts with FastCGI

I have a CentOS VPS on Knownhost.com. I am using it to host one Wordpress site, that currently doesn't have any traffic (not launched yet). I was getting these process tracking emails (7 different ...
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Windows 2003/2008 terminal server, Application using 95-100% CPU when crashed, auto kill process?

We are currently hosting two terminal servers for our users to connect to via Citrix Metaframe. One of the applications we host there is an inhouse application that was programmed a long time ago, ...
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How can I ensure a process is always running under any interactive logons on a specific workstation?

Spinning this question off of http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5627404/how-can-i-have-a-service-run-a-process-under-the-current-users-session/5627612#5627612... I have a service, written in C#, ...
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What can be used to prevent the termination/killing of a process, even by the root user?

Is there a security framework or general tool that can be used to ensure that a certain process started at boot in Linux cannot be terminated by any user or other process, including the root user?
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How to find apache PID for child processes on windows?

I have several apache instances and need a way of accurately associating each process with a given configuration for performance monitoring, setting processor affinity, etc. These actions against ...
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Nginx making request to /ping every second?

I'm having this problem where when I start up nginx it starts sending/receiving traffic at a rate of 1 GET request every second from nginx on port 80 to /ping, but I can't track down what is causing ...
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Show a user a list of processes and who's running them

I just got tasked with a particularly nasty project. I come up with what is undoubtedly a horrible way to get it done so I thought I would put the project out there and see if anyone had any insight. ...
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What do negative numbers under TIME+ in htop mean?

What do the red negative numbers I'm seeing displayed in htop mean? Should I be worried?
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Hiding other users' processes on top

I'm running a Debian server and giving out shell access for a handful of friends. I'd like to hide the running processes from those normal users, so that for example top only shows their own ...
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Client PCs take turn on network-spamming our domain controller - rundll32.exe seem to be the culprit

at my small office we've stumbled upon a strange problem which have started during today. It all started with our network seeming sluggish and unresponsive - user's complained about slow connection ...
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Best way to kill Zombie and D state processes in linux

What is the best way to kill Zombie processes and D state process by single command.
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How to sandbox (or monitor) a process on OSX

I'm running a piece of OCR software [with gui, etc] on OSX that watches a folder and OCRs PDFs that are put in there. Occasionally the process starts behaving poorly and consumes a huge amount of ...