Grant Peel wrote:

last pid: 5181; load averages: 1.00, 1.00, 1.00 up 741+02:47:14 10:19:56
23 processes:  1 running, 22 sleeping
CPU states: 0.4% user, 0.0% nice, 0.4% system, 0.0% interrupt, 99.2% idle
Mem: 34M Active, 102M Inact, 44M Wired, 9924K Cache, 35M Buf, 58M Free
Swap: 516M Total, 1416K Used, 514M Free

 PID USERNAME PRI NICE  SIZE    RES STATE    TIME   WCPU    CPU COMMAND
5181 root      28   0  1888K  1004K RUN      0:00  1.35%  0.24% top
4988 root       2   0 12084K 11540K select   0:36  0.10%  0.10% named
 182 root      10   0   208K     0K nfsidl   6:05  0.00%  0.00% nfsiod
92063 root      10   0   968K   628K nanslp   4:12  0.00%  0.00% cron
 172 root       2   0   940K   428K select   2:52  0.00%  0.00% syslogd
 183 root      10   0   208K     0K nfsidl   2:36  0.00%  0.00% nfsiod
 184 root      10   0   208K     0K nfsidl   1:57  0.00%  0.00% nfsiod
 211 root       2   0   904K   352K select   1:49  0.00%  0.00% usbd
 185 root      10   0   208K     0K nfsidl   0:28  0.00%  0.00% nfsiod
38935 root       2   0  2100K   784K select   0:11  0.00%  0.00% sshd

It looks harmless - the system is mostly idle. Maybe it's an accounting bug.

Does the "last pid" field increase? I don't know if 4.x has the "show system threads mode" but you might want to try hitting "S" in top and see if it shows kernel-mode processes.


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