Problem with LOAD of System

Lee Braiden lee_b at
Fri Sep 16 20:10:33 UTC 2005

On Friday 16 September 2005 20:26, Matthias Reinhardt wrote:
> Since them there are starting processes from alone. At moment there are
> 4500 processes.
> Does anybody know something bout this problem?
> top,htop, ps aux doesn't work.

What do you mean, that they don't work?  Unless they're actually crashing 
somehow, you should be able to run ps at least, if you're patient.

You'll have to find out the name of the processes somehow.  If you can't run 
ps, try manually doing:

cat /proc/[0-9]*/status | grep Name

Since you have so many processes, it's likely that you'll see the name of one 
misbehaving process over and over again.

  pkill -9 processname

will help with that ;)

Lee Braiden
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