ps shows pegasus process running - what is it?
On Samstag 07 November 2009, Stroller wrote:
> On 7 Nov 2009, at 10:01, Volker Armin Hemmann wrote:
> > On Samstag 07 November 2009, Stroller wrote:
> >> Hi there,
> >> I have just found a process called "pegasus" running on my machine.
> >> Does anyone know what it is, please?
> >> # ps -e | grep peg
> >> 816 ? 00:00:00 pegasus
> >> #
> >> A Google suggested I might be able to find it's path thusly:
> >> # ps -e -o pid,args | grep peg
> >> 816 [pegasus]
> >> 13927 grep --colour=auto peg
> >> #
> >> But as you can see, no joy. What do the [square brackets] mean,
> >> please?
> > afaik it is a kernel process.
> Yes, on a second look I find other processes bracketed similarly -
> e.g. rt2500pci and reiserfs.
> I'd love to know what the name of the kernel module is so I can unload
> $ zcat /proc/config.gz | grep -i pegasus
it is not a module, but compiled in. You have to rebuild your kernel. And
probably decrapify your config a lot.