Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 03:40:02 -0500, "Nikolas Britton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
What do all these things mean, they are from the STATE column in top?:
The lowercase names are the names of sleep-events on
which a process is blocked.
A few of these I think I have figured out over the years but pinch of
salt please, not a lernel hacker:
writing to disk. Other devices too, probably.
reading from disk. Other devices too probably.
waiting for data to arrive on a socket. See man select.
sleeping. see man 3 sleep
Waiting for signal, I believe. See man 3 pause.
Waiting for children. See man 2 wait.
reading from a tty.
You missed "piperd" == reading from a pipe.
"lockf" = locked file. See man lockf.
Those have got me through most common situations where I want to know
what's going on. kserel is the only common one I have no clue about.
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