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

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failover for a process that must run once on any one of multiple nodes

I am looking for a way to have single process run once on any of multiple nodes. should a node become unavailable, the process should be started on one of the other nodes. Example: Node 0: process X ...
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Service to restart (safely, then if that fails, forcefully) a few different processes on a schedule

I'm currently running a personal project that basically monitors a few things around the clock. One is a process that uses PhantomJS, and the other scans some other APIs, and sends emails if some ...
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Why are there no odd Windows process IDs?

There are many ways to examine process IDs in Windows. For example, using the PowerShell command: ps | select Id, ProcessName | Sort Id | ft -AutoSize We see the following output: Id ...
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How does Windows deal with process memory or resource exhaustion?

The other day I was working on a Windows 7 32-bit PC, with a few applications running including Firefox. Over time I kept opening new tabs in Firefox until, suddenly, the Firefox window started ...
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How to best manage the run of several processes?

My computer has 6 cores. I have to run 12 processes. Each process takes exactly 10 minutes. I want to consider (for the sake of the argument only) two scenarios: I run 2 processes successively on ...
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Purpose of Omnidaemon?

I have ubuntu 12.04 running(as prime OS) with installed Windows and RedHat in VM, there is Omnidaemon process(in Ubuntu 'system monitor') with multiple instances and it is using almost 95% of the CPU ...
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How to stop one process detecting another is running

I have an application (Utility.exe) that refuses to perform certain operations if it detects another process (Target.exe) is running. I am not certain of the detection method that it uses. It may be a ...
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How to find the real process that is generating traffic when using OpenVPN

A pretty easy thing to do so it seems but i'm struggling with it. I got some (Windows XP) clients connected via OpenVPN using bridged mode. Now suddenly I started to see higher traffic load from those ...
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Restricting a process to access another process?

Sometimes my PC freezes, when UT2004.exe is running. Everytime this happens the event log's last entry is about an error occured in dwm.exe. Because this only happens, when running UT2004.exe, I ...
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Software for easy detection and storing name of the process, that created file or folder?

Is there any program that can show me in Windows Explorer what process has created some folders or files? It would be great to see not only file name, size, modification date and etc. but also name of ...
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WMIC Process information doesn't get the status

Executing wmic PROCESS get name,status in an elevated command prompt in Windows 7 will get all running processes, but the status is empty (see screen shot). How can I get the status of currently ...
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Tracing actions carried out by a particular process in Windows 7 and above

I would like to know if there are methods to trace actions carried out by a particular process ? An example is to track an installer making edits to a Windows Registry and adjusting the Firewall ...
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How do I control process/memory visibility between processes? Fine grain control required

Situation: Windows 7 Game requires "bare metal" access for graphics acceleration. Game also has a particularly aggressive/invasive anti-cheat program/system that: Requires administrator access ...
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DD command running for over 17 hours on external 1.5TB drive

I used dd with nohup to erase a 1.5TB disk and now I can't get feedback from the progress.. Since it's been more than 17 hours I am worried... I ran the command with the disk unmounted. The disk is ...
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Kill a hung process

Edit: People are downvoting. Can you guys explain why? So, I'm working on something with batch files, but, sometimes, when I try to close them in the middle of their code, they'll hang. The issue is,...
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how to check how much memory processes take?

As we know in Linux machines, we have RAM memory and swap memory. My first question is: What is the reason that the swap memory is increasing – because high level of using the RAM memory or ...
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Any way to end all processes on a particular drive?

I use true/veracrypt, and I have trouble dismounting sometimes when an application on the mounted drive is still running (not quite sure which one). How can I list all processes running from that ...
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In Linux, how is a program loaded into memory when the OS decided to run it?

As we know, Linux implements page cache to store the code or data from pieces of a file that will be potentially used. One of my question is, when a program, e.g. vim, is going to run, its data and ...
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Windows 7 hangs when one process start consuming too much memory

My problem is following: I am working on a data science project and have some code performing data analysis and processing. If I take too big chunk of data to process at once the process starts ...
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How to limit CPU consumtion of a process group with standard GNU/Linux tools?

I have a bunch of processes of the same name - they take up 100% of my CPU time, I want this to be no more than 50%. How can I do this without installing any extra software?
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What is a Non Existing Process?

Today when I woke up my laptop, it was unresponsive but somehow I managed to open procexp. I realized that the Image path was not present The Parent Process was Non Existing One interesting thing ...
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Why Menu Meter and htop report inconsistent occupied memory and total memory?

On my Macbook Pro running OS X 10.10.3, Menu Meter and htop seem to be reporting inconsistent memory results:
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Windows 7 - High CPU usage during idle time [duplicate]

I just noticed when I'm away from my laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, after a while CPU fan starts high speed working, but anytime I return back to PC with first input by mouse/keyboard the ...
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How to kill all obtrusive messagebox recursion manually when they are opened very quickly and very many in Windows

Firstly, I do not asking for programming solutions, I just publish this code to show how this program work. I tried this program below (in Virtual Box): #include <iostream> #include <string....
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How to determine which program is causing Window to have trouble logging off or shutting down?

When logging off Windows 7 SP1 or turning off the computer, how does one quickly diagnose which program is causing the system to issue a warning that a process needs to close? This post, does a great ...
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Apache wont start, port 80 in use by a system process, found baiduspider

Ok so I have uninstalled IIS on my windows server and decided to try Xampp to host my domains. Port 80 is in use and I have tried all of the fixes that I have came across for the past 2 days. I was in ...
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Adaptive per-user CPU quota/priority in Windows 8.1

We have a workstation computer in the office running Win 8.1 where multiple users remotely run cpu-intensive processes at the same time. The problem is that one user can hog the cpu making all ...
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Restart process on linux by its pidn number with kill command, how?

Well, I want to be able to restart processes on linux and so I looked into kill manpages for that. Apparently kill -l would list all the signals I could send to a process to do what I need, which are:...
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How can I intercept what process is calling Chrome? [duplicate]

I've got some adware and it opens a URL. Let's call it "ads". I tried to troubleshoot with different anti-spyware but it was ineffective. I want to intercept ANY call to Chrome which is opening the ...
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start process from ssh and be able to close connection

I'm connecting to my RaspberryPi with Raspbian installed via ssh. My problem is that I can't let the RasPi do things (e.g., installing software, performing calculations) while my computer is shut down,...
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A seemingly impossible to terminate process

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. Avast simply does not want to be stopped. Even SYSTEM does not kill it. I'm using these tools to run CMD as SYSTEM: http://reboot.pro/files/file/237-runassystem-and-...
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How to find process pid of an application

I have portable version of an app. I have ran for example 5 multiple instances of it and they all have the same process name but different pids. I want to find a way to for example kill one specific ...
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Possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later?

Is it possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later? For example if I'm using a video editing program and are in the middle of rendering a file, then I can go to ...
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Can a paused spoon container persist beyond a computer restart? [closed]

I am trying to capture and persist a process state for later restart, and have looked into app virtualization as possible solution. The current experiment is with Spoon containers. As far as I see, I ...
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Why Task Manager shows PID for some services and not for others?

I am trying to dig deeper into task manager. I am using Windows 7. In services tab of task manger, we can see all the services, but some PIDs are shown, while some doesn't. Aren't all the running ...
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How to identify which process is running which window in Mac OS X?

I’d like to know if it is possible to identify which process is responsible for creating/managing a window in Mac OS X. For example, when multiple instances of an application are started, how can I ...
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High CPU usage on Linux

I have a process that is called gis taking 100% of the cpu (sub-cpu) on one server and 3 % on another similar server (running as HA-pair) All other servers have are using 2-3% of cpu as well Is ...
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Why the process of sleep command is always in sleep status?

Why the process of sleep command is always in sleep status ? Sleep status means waiting for I/O right ?
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dwm.exe stopped working message every few minutes

I am using Windows 7 (64 bit), and performed a spring cleanup of my machine today, after it became slower than usual, removing programs I believed were unnecessary anymore. Since then I keep getting ...
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schedule a crontab to shutdown the machine after a specific process (with PID) has finished

Say I have this process with PID = 1234 currently running. I don't know how long it's gonna take for it to finish. Is it possible to schedule a cron tab to keep checking for the status of the ...
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what does CPU% means in `ps auxf` for processes with parent/child relationship?

When I use ps auxf to display process information with ASCII art process hierarchy. Processes with parent/child relation is listed as below. USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START ...
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How to measure total RAM usage of a program under Windows?

I was comparing the memory usage of different portable browsers but this question is general for all programs that open up in several sub-processes in task manager. See the screenshot from ...
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How can I see which user accounts are running which processes in Windows 8.1?

I can look at the list of running processes/services by either going to Task Manager, or by typing tasklist in a console window. However, while both of these methods show me the list of running ...
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Unexplained RAM usage

I have had my MSI GT70-20C laptop for almost a year now but recently I have been having trouble with performance drops due to the over use of memory. This occurs when i start doing activity or even ...
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Command that returns only when a specific process terminates

What I want to do is have a command that will return when a program closes. So for example, say I have opened chromium-browser using the window manager or another console window, I'd like to have a ...
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What is a xx bit process? [duplicate]

Hardware-wise: Technically, the bit size of a computer can refer to several things, such as the size of its CPU instructions or the amount of data the CPU can read from memory. This is ok, ...
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Kill a windows application that has no process associated with it

An autocompiler I attempted to close early ended up becoming dead instead of closing. Rather than kill it, I just ignored it and kept working. This happened again a few minutes later and I had two ...
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Can’t kill a process that’s running—yet apparently not visible—in the task manager

I started an application that won’t run, yet I can’t delete it cause it’s still running. I can print the PID, but not kill the process using it. ~ $ ps ax | grep snappr | awk '{print $1}' 70824 ~ $ ...
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Detect a running process with spaces in filename

I am trying to detect a running process on Windows 7 using a batch file. Processes without any spaces work just fine - e.g. notepad.exe. I cannot understand why it doesn't work and would really ...
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how to view all process details from ps –ef command

I am using the ack.pl in my bash script to search IP's in the Linux OS only for example , and only to show the problem I will give here a short example # ( ./ack.pl -Q -a -l --max-count=1 --...