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process "oninit"?

Stanley_8
Advisor

process "oninit"?

when I monitor system using command "top". I receive the message as follows:

1 ? 1169 root 156 20 6028K 4668K sleep 236:57 38.84 38.77 oninit
0 ? 1173 root 238 20 6028K 4612K run 244:30 36.25 36.18 oninit
2 ? 1175 root 238 20 6028K 4208K run 198:02 33.88 33.82 oninit
1 ? 1174 root 238 20 6028K 4172K run 201:07 33.77 33.71 oninit

what's "oninit"? it use CPU usage very. Is it right?
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Stanley_8
Advisor

Re: process "oninit"?

CPU TTY PID USERNAME PRI NI SIZE RES STATE TIME %WCPU %CPU COMMAND
3 ? 1169 root 241 20 6028K 4668K run 237:38 32.57 32.52 oninit
2 ? 1173 root 168 20 6028K 4612K sleep 245:12 31.45 31.40 oninit
3 ? 1175 root 241 20 6028K 4208K run 198:41 30.53 30.48 oninit
2 ? 1174 root 241 20 6028K 4172K run 201:45 28.86 28.81 oninit

This can be clearly.
Olav Baadsvik
Esteemed Contributor

Re: process "oninit"?



Hello,

Seems oninit is an Informix process.

So if you are running Informix on your
machine, check with the vendor of Informix
if this cpu usage for oninit is normal

Olav
Umapathy S
Honored Contributor

Re: process "oninit"?

Stanley,
oninit is the informix (Informix Dynamic Server) process. Normally oninit spawns a number of child processes (depending on your onconfig configuration) to do its database operations.
So, if you are hosting a database server and if it gets hit very often, you will end up seeing oninit on top of the top command.
Do a ps -ef|grep oninit and see how many processes are spawned by the oninit.

HTH
Umapathy

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Zafar A. Mohammed_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: process "oninit"?

Stanely,

oninit is a Informix Database Main Process.

Thanks
Zafar