A process is a binary program running continuously on a computer (until terminated) which is managed by the operating system.

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Change GPU priority of a process under Windows

Is it possible to change the GPU priority of a certain process under Windows 7 (and older versions if possible)? Changing the CPU priority doesn't seem to have any effect on the GPU usage. I have a ...
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What is the “Ideal Processor” value?

What is the "Ideal Processor" value and why/how does it pick a certain processor to run on? I've recently seen an obvious increase in CPU usage on the furthest last core, core #7 (i7 930 ...
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Child processes remain after quitting screen

I'm seeing some strange screen behavior on OSX. When I quit screen, child processes are not killed. $ screen $ tail -f (or some long running process inside screen) Then, I kill the current screen ...
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Ubuntu detect memory leak

I run watch free and then observe a continuous memory used increment, about 100 every 2s. How can I know which process contribute to the used memory increment? top and pmap does not help. BTW, after ...
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Simulate keyboard interrupt to gracefully exit task in Windows?

I have a process that doesn't behave when I do a taskkill -f, but the only option taskkill gives me is to kill it with -f. When I have the exe running in the Command Prompt I can hit Ctrl + C twice ...
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Is there any way to find how RAM my VPS uses on average?

I have a VPS system with 768MB RAM. Is there any way to find out what the average amount of RAM I normally use is which processes normally use high RAM and CPU so that I can see if i need to ...
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How I can auto end specific process?

How can I auto end a specific process when it reaches 400 MB RAM? And how do I change it back after I do that? Is there any program or script or anything ?
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How to kill screen session with running sudo command?

I'm trying to write a bash script which would relaunch my NodeJS server. This is how I'm launching the screen with the server: screen -S web-server -d -m node web-server.js which end up in this ...
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System processes like DllHost.exe and WmiPrvSe.exe are slowing down Windows 8

Windows 7 started to work slower and I used Autoruns, ProcExp and ProcMon to look at what was causing the issue. I found that it happened when DllHost.exe and WmiPrvSe.exe were running, but I'm not ...
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Let task explorer always run with realtime priority

I have replaced task manager by process explorer from sysinternals. I would like this to always run at realtime, so that I can easily get it open when my system is really slow. I have noticed that it ...
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procfs and youtube flash video

Up until recently (about 3 months ago), ALL open flash videos had deleted file handles in the procfs virtual folder for the flash plugin, I could see them thus: ps x|grep flash cd /proc/#PROCESS#/fd ...
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Is There A Way To Calculate Data In Task Manager?

Something takes a lot of RAM and i want to know what. I have list of running processes and need to know the sum of all of them because "In Use" does not help me to determine what takes most RAM: I ...
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Why is csrss.exe running 169 times?

When I noticed that opening many tabs (10 to 20) in Google Chrome took an increased time with every new one I looked into Process Hacker and discovered 169 csrss.exe processes. I've never seen that ...
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Process With No Name: A Possible Linux Rootkit?

Situation When I was looking at gnome-system-monitor one time, I saw a process without a name. Didn't bother me at first. Later, my laptop seemed to be heating up, and would see spikes in CPU ...
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How to stop and continue the process

I used ps -fT pid to manage a bunch of process forked from the specified pid. Now I want to modify some settings so I want to stop the processes whose pid is in ps -fT pid. After the modification ...
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Changing explorer.exe's default path makes explorer processes stay open

I wanted to change File Explorer's default folder to My Computer, using either: %windir%\explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} or %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:MyComputerFolder ...
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Can't kill firefox process

I have firefox that crashes every so often on my Ubuntu machine. I can't seem to kill the process when this happens. The process' name is /usr/lib/firefox/firefox I've tried: pkill -f firefox pkill ...
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How to monitor process behavior in Mac OS X?

In Windows, we can use Process Explorer and Process Monitor. Can we do similar task in Mac OS X? For example, if I want to monitor a process which will execute another process with specified ...
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How do I transfer data from the terminal to Microsoft Excel?

I generated data in the terminal from running a python game, and I would like to automatically have the data go into an excel spreadsheet.
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Why do I get no output from programs executed locally through PsExec?

I am running .\PsExec.exe \\$env:COMPUTERNAME ping www.google.com All I get is "ping exited with error code 0." What do I need to do to actually view the output from ping? I am running this through ...
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Which process - in windows - changes system settings

I'm currently writing a program that changes certain system settings. For most of those settings, I was able to find information on registry keys on the internet. For others, however, I wasn't able to ...
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The difference between task context and process context in Linux kernel

I was reading Linux kernel Document and found in some places, they use task context and process context. linux/Documentation$ grep -R "task context" . ./driver-model/driver.txt:147:The probe() entry ...
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Create a logging program

I want to create a program that logs all the processes started by the user and confirms after they are started. I don't want to log all the syscalls and other daemon processes. I have initially ...
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How can I unbind a UDP port that has no entry in lsof?

On my Mac, I have a UDP port that is "already in use", but doesn't have an associated process: sudo netstat -na | grep "udp.*\.500\>" shows udp4 0 0 192.168.50.181.500 *.* ...
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Cannot terminate process, “already terminated”

On Windows 8, I regularly get processes into a state where I can't terminate them. Skypekit.exe seems to be the process that's most likely to trigger that issue, but other processes can do that, too. ...
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Is it possible to automate tasks within a Macro in Excel

I am relevantly new to Macro therefore would like to know if the following is possible; See what it is, I've created a Macro that compares the data on sheet1 to the data on sheet2 and reports the ...
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How can I view all Java Processes running on a windows box using CMD prompt

On CMD prompt, I am trying to list all Java processes with the CMD line arguments. In short, I want to list all Java processes which has jmxremote.port set on cmd prompt. whats the best way of doing ...
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Program to monitor another program

Is it possible to monitor one program from/using another program. Say, I want to monitor the responsiveness of a program or how much memory/cpu that process in using when doing a particular job. Is ...
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Program broke after changing its process priority?

I just want to know how to recover from the changes that I made on a particular program which used to work just fine but after I changed it's priority from normal to high it's no longer working. To ...
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zombie processes (defunct) problems in my Linux

I came cross an annoying problem lately. I have a set of scripts which will manage and start a certain number of parallel processes on about 10 Linux servers running Redhat. A file is used to keep all ...
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Process monitor service in Windows

I need something that runs in the background as a service (Windows), watches defined process and when it crosses thresholds it restarts/stop/starts the process again? (similar functionality of rubygem ...
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xperf profile services

When I profile using xperf there are always cases when I see, that, say svhost(1552) "eating resources". I could then go to ProcessExplorer and see that svhost(1552) running like 10 services. How to ...
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How to kill process from command line in Windows EC 7 (Windows CE)?

How can I kill a process from command line in Windows EC 7 (aka Windows CE)?
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Remove auto init process when I login in Ubuntu

I need to remove the auto-init process when I login and open my session in Ubuntu. The process execute it five or six copies when i open a new session in Ubuntu. I can see it: ps -u myuser Can ...
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How to automate a number of steps in MVC3 web app?

I have user uploading files to the web servers. (C# + MVC 3) User can upload many files in a session. All uploads in the session goes to a specific folder and database table (queue) is updated with ...
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When vfork is called is parent process really suspended?

As much as i know when vfork is called child process uses the same address space as that of the parent and any changes made by the child process in parents variables are reflected onto parents ...
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Order of process execution

I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the way this would work. I have a question in a quiz for which I'm trying to figure out the solution, but I'm a bit confused about some details. The question ...
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Limited task manager?

I know it seems counter-productive, but I was looking for a task manager that it's more limited than the one that comes with Window. The reason is that some servers that I use (but not manage) have ...
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Unexplained tor processes running

When I do pgrep tor, I get the following response: eamorr@eamorr:~$ pgrep tor 4066 4072 4079 4080 4082 4087 4089 4097 4124 I even uninstalled tor (sudo apt-get remove --purge tor) and these ...
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Mac Text-To-Speech getting bullied by other processes

I try to have my computer read to me as much as possible, but if I am doing too much on my computer (ie. too many tabs open on chrome, or running eclipse or some other development application) the ...
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Process memory usage: what is this?

When they say process memory usage, what does this actually mean, i.e. what does this memory consist of? There are different kinds of memory, such as Shared Memory, Memory-mapped file, virtual memory ...
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How to keep a completed process in memory?

I have a program that has a large startup delay. (it needs to load lots of data from hard drive). So, I call it from the command line and provide it the name of input file, it processes that and ...
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STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND (0xc0150004) - Find out which DLL is unable to load?

I'm getting the 0xc0150004 error code back when a sub-process is spawned (here in a python application). I already found out that it means STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND which basically means that ...
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Determining Source of System Open Handles

Set up Sometimes when you try to determine what process has an open handle to an object (file, registry key, etc.), you will find that it is the System process: Problem The object handle is ...
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How do I force a process to stay on even after logging out or move process out of user-space memory?

I am quite often uploading various big files to various websites with my web browser on a slow connection and not every website support resuming of the upload. Now my lsass.exe process consumes ...
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activity monitor - alert over an email when no activity detected (file changed or via http request)

Is there any reliable and configurable utility for linux severs that sends email notifications when no specified/configured/scripted activity is detected for a given period of time? I'm not looking ...
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Which processes were running yesterday?

We have a production machine that keeps crashing on regular basis. Our staging environments run fine, but when the application is deployed to production, the production machine crashes after two or ...
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Why is process not being displayed by TOP

I am running a Mathematica script (this question probably doesn't fit in Mathematica.SE however) and I know that it generally takes up a lot of RAM and loads up my cores. However, althought pgrep ...
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Issue with awtessd - how to permanently close a process on osx Lion?

I have a problem with this process called awtessd, when i use a program (autodesk alias) several instance of this process are opened, slowing down everything. If i close the process everything turn ...
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Start, stop and restart processes without resorting to batch files

I need a GUI to start, stop, and restart processes (actually console applications). Currently I start those console apps using BAT files. It's not convenient. Here is an example of BAT file which ...