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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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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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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, and I'm trying to run a heavy bash script that makes filesystem operations. It's expected to keep running for hours, but I cannot leave the SSH session ...
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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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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. ...
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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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why host server is showing more then one Process of index file?

I am using WordPress blog on my website. The Web host is hostgator's server. The control Panel provided by hostgator showing more then one index file processes. These processes become 10 to 20 ...
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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 ...