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Process whithout a name

Eli_pok
Frequent Advisor

Process whithout a name

Hi,

I have a process in RHEL 5.3 that has no name?!?
I saw it in glance as , and then checked the it with ps -ef.
It seems like there is no command behind the pid.
In ps -ef the CMD column is empty....
The process is the child of init (1), and is run under one of the users in the server (not root).

Any idea how it can happen ?
4 REPLIES
avizen9
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Process whithout a name

Hello Eli Pok,
could you please attached top command and ps -ef command output to undestand more about this.. thanks,
Eli_pok
Frequent Advisor

Re: Process whithout a name

Unfortunatly not.
I use a stand alone lan so posting outputs is a bit problematic.

the ps -ef | grep PID looks like :
user 28197 1 1 Apr27 ? 00:07:47

and thats it.

I checked the top commnad and it does sees the command name.
How can it be that glance and ps -ef dowsnt see any thing but top does ?
Jean-Yves Picard
Trusted Contributor

Re: Process whithout a name

hello,

you can use
ps -p 1234 -o args,comm
(with 1234 as your pid) to see more of the process.
Viktor Balogh
Honored Contributor

Re: Process whithout a name

Hi,

Do a "ps -ef > ps_out", and analyze the output with "cat -tv ps_out". Maybe the program runs with a name of a nonprinting character.
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