An instance of a running computer program.

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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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Dump a linux process's memory to file

Is it possible to dump the current memory allocated for a process (by PID) to a file? Or read it somehow?
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Why “jobs -p | kill -n 15” doesn't work?

I'm very new to Linux. And as a matter of fact I use Cygwin now and not Linux itself. I'm trying to install RVM (Ruby Version Manager). I was doing rm -r ./.rvm -i command. I wanted to remove .rvm ...
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How do i limit docker to allow only specific processes? [closed]

i use docker for a very specific task (vnc-server with xvfb and firefox) and i want to limit the container to only the needed processes for security reasons. So i want a whitelist with process-names. ...
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Process with the strange name loads CPU [duplicate]

[Centos 6.5, vps] > top 29348 root 20 0 94728 2108 208 S 297.2 0.0 40:22.57 dfyjqsizih > ps -ef UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD root 29348 1 99 11:39 ...
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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 ...
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Set max file limit on a running process

I have a long running process that is eventually going to hit the max open file limit. I know how to change that after it fails, but is there a way to change that for the running process, from the ...
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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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How to get the path details from the proccess ID?

In order to see the path of the running process 25014 I do on Linux the following: ls -l /proc/25014/exe Output: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Mar 9 16:35 /proc/25014/exe -> /etc/syscconfig In ...
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Openwith.exe in process list multiple times unknown why

I know this is related to finding a program to use in win8+. I'm trying to migrate a server application from a 2008 R1 server to win2012 R2. Is there a way I can figure out where the openwith.exe ...
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Linux NFS - 'stat' on defunct NFS mount causes blocked ('D') state processes and high load average

I'm rearranging some NFS mounts - tidying up and decommissioning them. As part of this, my 'management' server has gained a huge load average, because of nagios kicking off 'stat' on the NFS mounts. ...
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how to view all process details from ps –ef command

hi all I am using the ack.pl in my bash script to search IP's in the Linux OS only for example , and only to show the problem I will give here short example # ( ./ack.pl -Q -a -l --max-count=1 ...
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Anon value from pmap list too high. how to lower?

I do not understand why apache is using so much memory. I ran pmap and received the following: 912117: /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -k graceful -DSSL Address Kbytes RSS Dirty ...
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Kill a process and force it to return 0 in Linux?

In the Linux environment, how can I send a kill signal to a process, while making sure that the exit code returned from that process is 0? Would I have to do some fancy GDB magic for this, or is there ...
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How can I know the absolute path of a running process? on solaris

this is the command to view the process path on Linux ps -auxwe | grep 24466 ( 24466 is only example ) but please advice is it possible to view the path of running process on Solaris if yes ...
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How should I manage a long running server process on Ubuntu?

I have an app (in the form of a single binary) that I need to run on one of my servers, and I'd like to be able to control its lifecycle properly. What I'd like is the following: simple one command ...
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linux find process which called destination/port

I know that some processes on a server are calling services on a second computer. I know the source ip (my server) and the destination IP and port. However, I do not know the process name or pid that ...
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SSSD process won't die

Thanks for taking the time to check out my problem. I'm currently working on an issue that has only appeared once before. Back on Jan 3rd when this first appeared we were able to reboot the server ...
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Ubuntu - Frozen Process's, what happens on a reboot

I have an Ubuntu LTE instance that underwent a security compromise (now fixed) We discovered a DDOS virus on the system which was promptly removed. We subsequently found that the process ...
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netstat output without PID

I just stumbled across this issue with the netstat output on my server, There are a couple of ports which are listening, but do not have a PID attached to it. I want to make sure they are not ...
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Suspicious process running in background in Fedora [duplicate]

There is a suspicious process which every time I boot Fedora starts and eats a percentage of CPU (10%~30%) and I think its name seriously denotes that it is malware! However, the name keeps changing ...
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Can't find a process that is writing huge files to my disk [closed]

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 to find out cgroup of a particular process?

Is there any method to get cgroup of process? The only one package that I know (cgroup-bin), just provide some manipulations with cgroups and allow to change cgroup of process/list of processes, but ...
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Why is sqlservr.exe Running?

sqlserver.exe is running according to ProcessExplorer. When I kill it, it comes back later. Why? I have disabled the service in Services, and it doesn't show as "Started" even though it is clearly ...
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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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PHP+Apache as forward/reverse proxy: ¿how to process client requests and server responses in PHP?

I'm having a lot of troubles with the proper configuration of Apache mod_proxy.so to work as desired... The main idea, is to create a proxy on a local machine in a network which will have the ability ...
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Solaris: how to list swap space per process?

On Solaris, how can I find out how much swap space a given process is occupying? Or even better, how can I list all running processes sorted by swap space usage? I'm asking this particulary for ...
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How to get php-fpm details in the process list

In my process list with "top" command, I am getting a lot of php-fpm processes. Is there a possibility to get more info on that porcesses like: Who initiated the process (IP) Which class is called ...
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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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Kill old php cron script

After running ps aux | grep php, I found about 10 php scripts ran by cron that have started over a week ago and are hanging. Each script usually take 40 seconds to complete. I have set ...
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Linux program used to gather installed packages, processes, listening ports, etc.?

It's hard to Google this because it seems like everyone and their kid sister has written a script to gather system stats! I once saw a mature program written that is used to gather system stats like ...
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Capture a list of processes ran

Is there a way to capture a list of all of the processes executed on a machine and their command line arguments if any? I know that process explorer will allow you to do this for a currently running ...
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How to figure out why a process is stuck

I am doing large DB imports on a Postgres instance running in a Proxmox 1.9 OpenVZ virtualized Ubuntu 11.04. For some reason, the executable that initiates and controls the import (or Postgres), ...
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MOD_WSGI Daemon Mode multiple hanging httpd processes

As a python developer I had some understanding of how mod_wsgi works, which is that it launches a new python process with each request. That is not to say a new httpd process, rather a single httpd ...
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Uwsgi many many (zombie?) threads when crawlbot is on site

I'm running a django application with nginx/uwsgi. It has multiple domains, about 15. What I've noticed is that sometimes the performance starts getting really bad. Then when I run ps aux -T | grep ...
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apache2 is not running but it listens at port 80

I made an image of one of my private Amazon EC2 image that runs one website, then started installing redmine. After all the installation is done, it is about to restart Apache I encountered the ...
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Is there an easy way to monitor another domain user's processes and IPs these processes are contacting? [duplicate]

Is there a way to monitor which IPs the startup processes of another domain computer is contacting as a user logs in? Both person logging in and person who will be monitoring are domain admins. Short ...
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Environment variables of a running process on Unix?

This is to troubleshoot some problems related to environment variables .. On Windows, I could do this by using tool such as ProcessExplorer to select particular process and view values of each ...
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Suspicious process self with random name in Fedora 20 [duplicate]

When I run top I see a two processes run by root with all random letters(jycybezyxa and jycybezyxa): >Tasks: 246 total, 2 running, 236 sleeping, 0 stopped, 8 zombie >%Cpu(s): 15.3 us, ...
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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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Unidentifiable processes under Redhat Linux

Upon issuing a ps ax command on a server I see the following processes that I can't identify. Googling them yields nothing useful. Does anybody know what these are or how I would track them down? The ...
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Postfix server begins send spam immediately after starting

I've installed a postfix server on a debian OS & also I've installed apache 2.0 with PHP on same machine. Several days ago my server begun to send a lot of spam messages via postfix. I understood ...
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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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Meaning of killall -0

I see from many place the follow command is used to check if a process exists, e.g. killall -0 nginx But from the documentation I can't see anything related to this argument, can anyone explain?
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Apache - how to automatically kill apache subprocess of closed connection

I am using Apache 2.4 (Linux) where I have some CGI app that runs long-standing system subprocesses. When the client finish the connection prematurely (for example when a user close the web browser), ...
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Upstart : start service after non-upstart process

On Ubuntu 10.04, I need to start my service with upstart, but only when mysql is up and running. The problem is that mysql itself is not handled by upstart, so I can't use the "start on" feature. ...
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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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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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Documentation As-A-Manual vs. Documentation As-A-Checklist

I've had discussions in the past with other people in my department about documentation, specifically, level-of-detail and requirements. In their view, documentation is a simple checklist of Y things ...
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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 ...