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Under CMD, I was wondering what the /1 or /2 ... are? What do they indicate? I couldnt find it in the man page. In general, does anyone have a good understanding of the CMD column that they could share?

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Do you mean when you run ps -e -o cmd, you can see entries like:


They are called "kernel threads". Anything with [] around it is a kernel thread.

/0 means it is running on the first CPU, /1 means it is running on the second CPU, etc.

For more information, see:

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They represent the core that the given kernel thread is bound to.

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