[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 
each thread.

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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