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Old 12-11-2007, 08:12 PM
George Avrunin
 
Default exe process: what is this?

On two Fedora 8 systems, I've noticed a process running for which the
command is "exe". But "locate exe" didn't return anything that fits (or
at least that I recognized as fitting). And it doesn't seem to be in my
path or root's path.

For instance, ps -el gave
0 S 500 2760 2679 0 80 0 - 7874 - ? 00:01:35 exe

and the relevant part of the output of ps -ejH is
2556 2556 2556 ? 00:00:00 gdm-binary
2635 2635 2556 ? 00:00:00 gdm-binary
2639 2639 2639 tty7 00:01:24 X
2679 2679 2679 ? 00:00:00 gnome-session
2741 2741 2741 ? 00:00:00 ssh-agent
2760 2679 2679 ? 00:01:35 exe
2764 2679 2679 ? 00:00:00 gconf-helper
2767 2679 2679 ? 00:00:15 gnome-panel
2782 2679 2679 ? 00:00:00 bluetooth-apple
2788 2679 2679 ? 00:00:00 nm-applet
2789 2679 2679 ? 00:00:00 puplet
2791 2679 2679 ? 00:00:00 python
2795 2679 2679 ? 00:00:01 pam-panel-icon
2798 2679 2679 ? 00:00:02 pam_timestamp_c
5084 2679 2679 ? 00:00:00 fvwm
5119 2679 2679 ? 00:00:00 FvwmBacker

I also did an lsof to see what files that process had open, and a lot of
them seem to have to do with sound, e.g., things
like /usr/bin/pulseaudio, /usr/lib/libsamplerate, /usr/lib/libsndfile.so,
etc. (plus, of course, a lot of general stuff like libc, libm, libhal,
libusb,...).

So what is this exe and where is it located on the system?

Thanks,

George
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