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 system is a virtual machine running on VMware. I'm not sure what version as I don't control the infrastructure but I have asked if any VM snapshots or backups are taking place and they have said no.
System is Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga) Kernel is 2.6.18-164.el5
The system has been rebooted but these processes remain.
7158 ? S< 0:00 [WRITE_COW_THR0] 7159 ? S< 0:00 [ISSUE_WR_THR0] 7160 ? S< 0:00 [SNAP_R_THR0] 7161 ? S< 0:00 [WRITE_COW_THR1] 7162 ? S< 0:00 [ISSUE_WR_THR1] 7163 ? S< 0:00 [SNAP_R_THR1] 7164 ? S< 0:00 [WRITE_COW_THR2] 7165 ? S< 0:00 [ISSUE_WR_THR2] 7166 ? S< 0:00 [SNAP_R_THR2] 7167 ? S< 0:00 [WRITE_COW_THR3] 7168 ? S< 0:00 [ISSUE_WR_THR3] 7169 ? S< 0:00 [SNAP_R_THR3]