piperd in top

DAve dave.list at pixelhammer.com
Wed Aug 2 16:52:38 UTC 2006

Dan Nelson wrote:
> In the last episode (Aug 01), DAve said:
>> We are in the process of getting a good hammering of spam. I've been
>> watching my mail gateways and they are keeping up well enough. But
>> looking at top I am seeing a lot of processes with state of piperd.
> Piperd means the process is waiting on a read from a pipe.  You can use
> lsof to determine what process is at the other end of the pipe (run
> lsof, find your process, find the PIPE fd, then find the other process
> with the same 0xXXXXXXXX value).

Excellent, thank you. May I ask where you found that info. I looked but 
came up empty. I'd like to know the meanings of some other states not 
mentioned in the man pages. Such as nanslp, *GIANT, kqread, etc.



Three years now I've asked Google why they don't have a
logo change for Memorial Day. Why do they choose to do logos
for other non-international holidays, but nothing for

Maybe they forgot who made that choice possible.

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