why is kdm running at all?
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jul 18 01:45:06 UTC 2011
On 07/17/2011 06:27 PM, Bill Walton wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 8:15 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> On 07/17/2011 04:18 PM, Bill Walton wrote:
>>> I've got an ec2 instance running 8.04 LTS. It started life as an ami
>>> that Eric Hammond created / contributed. TOP is showing kdm taking
>>> 95-100% cpu. Why is kdm running at all on a server that can't be
>>> accessed via anything but ssh? Much less talking that much cpu? Is
>>> there something I can do to reduce / eliminate the usage by kdm?
>> Don't know. You could always ask on:
> Agreed. Should have thought of that. Just posted the question there.
> But let me ask it differently. Is there a reason that kdm on Hardy
> would be running at a high level of cpu utilization, or any
> utilization at all, when there is nothing but an ssh terminal
> accessing it for display purposes? Does kdm serve uses other than
> terminal / screen output that might explain this?
Not that I'm aware of.
$ ps aux | grep kdm
gg 6795 0.0 0.0 4008 524 pts/2 D+ 18:35 0:00 grep
the odd part is that the process PID changes each time:
$ ps auw | grep kdm
gg 6878 0.0 0.0 4008 752 pts/2 S+ 18:43 0:00 grep
I seem to recall that there was a thread sometime back that indicated
that this process isn't the actual 'kdm' but is an x process of sorts.
I'll see if I can find it.
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