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Peter Marais
Frequent Advisor


Any one now what this paramater means? Comes up in ps -m under the wchan column.
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.