Simpler Navigation for Servers and Operating Systems - Please Update Your Bookmarks
Completed: a much simpler Servers and Operating Systems section of the Community. We combined many of the older boards, so you won't have to click through so many levels to get at the information you need. Check the consolidated boards here as many sub-forums are now single boards.
If you have bookmarked forums or discussion boards in Servers and Operating Systems, we suggest you check and update them as needed.
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

nxmextr

Peter Marais
Frequent Advisor

nxmextr

Any one now what this paramater means? Comes up in ps -m under the wchan column.
1 REPLY
Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: nxmextr

That means that its the 'extra' thread created by the NxM thread library to make effective use of the cpus when other running user threads gets blocked for some reason. These are not harmful as they get cleaned up if not used for a while.