[mythtv-users] What's with all these processes?

Robert Logan bert at p3rf3ct.com
Fri May 4 11:42:12 UTC 2007

These are threads within the applications, are you
using a 2.4 kernel? It will show these as processes
in their own right, rather than as threads (internal
processes) as in the 2.6 kernel

Phill Edwards wrote:
> When I run htop I can see about 16 mythbackend processes and 18 mysqld
> processes running.
> The mysqld processes are /usr/libexex/mysqld all have the same parent
> process of /usr/bin/mysqld_safe. Does that mean they're threads and I
> shouldn't be concerned about the resources they may be using up?
> The mythbackend processes all have a parent PID of 1 which is init.
> Should there be this many running? My concern is unnecessary usage of
> machine resources.
> Regards,
> Phill
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