Curiosity Killed the Cat

andrew at andrew at
Mon May 1 08:04:44 PDT 2000

I've seen the same thing on my system. What prompted me to
look at the processes was really slow GUI response time.
'top' was showing these processes to be eating up CPU cycles.
I killed both processes and everything was back to normal.

I don't know where the processes came from, but I had assumed
they were left over from some failed ftp attempts that I had
started while trying to talk to a new machine on the LAN.


// ...
// I get these lines when I type ps -axl. That looks like a shared library, and I
// don't think there should be two processes running it with the same user and tty,
// but I'm not sure. Just a question for the sake of curiousity....
// Benjamin
// 000 501 695 1 16 0 30964 19752 - R tty1 644:47 /usr/i386-glibc20-linux/lib/ --library-p
// 000 501 4622 1 16 0 21076 11196 - R tty1 442:19 /usr/i386-glibc20-linux/lib/ --library-p

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