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Offline Atos

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System Process and Application Process
« on: September 20, 2010, 05:42:27 AM »
Hi Experts ,

   Can you please make me understand what is difference between System Process and Application Process .How to identify this Application Process .And what is the uses of dspmq.
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Offline dragoncity99

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Re: System Process and Application Process
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010, 03:41:31 AM »
In simple words, system processes are processes owned by the Linux OS itself to perform internal OS activities. For example, "init"

Application processes - this is what you as a Linux user execute applications. Example, when you run Apache, you will see httpd process.

What command to check this ?
#ps auxw
# top

No idea what process is this, but you can verify it checking  what binary triggers this. Then go lookup it using your package manager the path of this binary to tell you what is the binary that created this process is actually function as.

dsp - reminds me of sound related process. I might be wrong.