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ps command

Satish Y
Trusted Contributor

ps command


I am using V5.1 1885 alpha server.

Facing problem with ps command, whenever trying to run ps with '-e' option it hangs and sometimes it takes long time to respond, rest all options working fine.

Any idea?

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Dave Bechtold
Respected Contributor

Re: ps command

Hi Satish,

I'm not aware of anything which would account for this behavior under v5.1A (1885)

- Did this just start, possibly after a change, or has the system always done this?

- How many processes are on the system?
"ps -e | wc -l" how many?

- How is the performance of "ps aux", BSD syntax ?

- Does it start to display some processes then pause at a process, then continue?
If yes, is it always the same process it pauses at.

If your not at the current patch level, Patch Kit 5, I'd suggest updating.

Dave Bechtold
Ralf Puchner
Honored Contributor

Re: ps command

Please give us the current patch kit number, the circumstances and usage of the cpu/memory.

The named problem could be a resource issue during heavy load, e.g PS allocated dynamic memory for each line of output.
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