Why the extra shells?
payne at magidesign.com
Mon Sep 1 08:37:38 UTC 2008
I have seen that when a script is running and it uses the bash shell. I
have see that too where you close a ssh session too soon like you stated.
Hope that helps.
John Almberg wrote:
> I just noticed something odd...
> When I type ps, I get the following:
> [on:~]> ps
> PID TT STAT TIME COMMAND
> 30350 p0 Ss 0:00.03 -bash (bash)
> 30761 p0 R+ 0:00.00 ps
> 99069 p1 Is+ 0:00.01 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 79966 p3 Is 0:00.01 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 27050 p4 Is+ 0:00.01 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 45342 p5 Is+ 0:00.01 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 20302 p6 Is 0:00.02 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 73354 p7 Is+ 0:00.01 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 94357 p8 Is+ 0:00.14 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 82034 p9 Is+ 0:00.02 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 82825 pa Is+ 0:00.02 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 63521 pb Is+ 0:00.07 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 75330 pc Is+ 0:00.06 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 81504 pd Is+ 0:00.01 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 95482 pe Is+ 0:00.01 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 21072 pf Is+ 0:00.12 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 96897 pg Is+ 0:00.07 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 50522 ph Is+ 0:00.02 /usr/local/bin/bash
> 98404 pi Is+ 0:00.03 /usr/local/bin/bash
> I'm wondering why I have all these shells running? Could it be because
> I close my SSH terminal without exiting, thus leaving bash in some
> sort of suspended state?
> This is a pure server box, with Apache, tinydns, and Qmail being the
> main processes.
> Can I just kill them off? There is no one logged into this server
> besides me, and never will be. A 'who' confirms that I am the only one
> logged in.
> Any hints, much appreciated.
> -- John
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