How to keep unnecessary processes from starting

Derek Broughton derek at
Wed Mar 11 20:02:30 UTC 2009

Florian Diesch wrote:

> Charles Howse <chowse at> wrote:
>> I have 8.10-server-i386 running in command-line only.
>> Surely some of the processes below are unnecessary.
> I don't see anything uncommon for a server.

Or in fact for any system.  

>> Tasks:  51 total,   1 running,  50 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie

51 processes is a _very_ small number :-)  My laptop, which also functions
as a test server, is currently running 148.  I'd often idly wondered what
the minimum would be, and looking at this 50 seems pretty close to the

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