[mythtv-users] Is this normal?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Oct 19 04:37:34 UTC 2004
Mike Wood wrote:
>When I'm watching "live" TV, I see 5-6 instances of mythfrontend in Top.
> Only one of them is using significant CPU, but they are all using the
>same amount of memory. Is this normal?
Linux 2.4 shows threads--not processes--in top and ps output.
Therefore, all 5-6 lines showing mythfrontend are actually threads in
the same "process" (what you referred to as an instance). The memory
used is the total process memory--the values should not be added for
Therefore, it's completely normal.
You'll see the same thing with mysqld, httpd, and many other processes
on the system.
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