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#1 2012-05-06 16:21:19

Milad
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[solved] what's kworker process - i have it more than of one

sometimes i have more than of two kworker process, with same name like this : kworker/0:0 , kworker/0:2 , kworker/0:3 kworker/0:X ...

is it normal ? or i have a problem ?

top - 20:20:37 up 18:40,  2 users,  load average: 0.14, 0.24, 0.28
Tasks: 109 total,   1 running, 108 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s): 10.9%us,  5.4%sy,  0.0%ni, 83.3%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.3%si,  0.0%st
Mem:   1030720k total,   883904k used,   146816k free,   108596k buffers
Swap:  1983992k total,    81632k used,  1902360k free,   338416k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND            
18817 milad     20   0  198m  36m  23m S  4.3  3.6   1:48.82 vlc                
  536 root      20   0  116m  37m 6380 S  3.7  3.7  41:18.75 Xorg               
  808 milad     20   0  162m 5840 3624 S  2.7  0.6  12:41.37 pulseaudio         
19166 milad     20   0  553m 161m  34m S  2.3 16.1   0:27.58 firefox            
   19 root      39  19     0    0    0 S  1.7  0.0   0:20.07 khugepaged         
17112 milad     20   0  467m 105m  33m S  1.0 10.5   8:34.70 gnome-shell        
19189 milad     20   0 81216  18m 9.8m S  0.7  1.9   0:00.70 gnome-terminal     
  834 milad     20   0  187m  31m  15m S  0.3  3.2   2:48.24 cairo-dock         
  835 milad     20   0 74844 3484 2592 S  0.3  0.3   4:30.06 conky              
19196 milad     20   0  2820 1040  828 R  0.3  0.1   0:00.17 top                
    1 root      20   0  2128  540  524 S  0.0  0.1   0:01.11 init               
    2 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kthreadd           
    3 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:03.51 ksoftirqd/0        

[milad@Arch ~]$ top | grep kworker
19013 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.3  0.0   0:00.13 kworker/0:2        
18508 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.3  0.0   0:00.51 kworker/0:0        
19013 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.3  0.0   0:00.14 kworker/0:2        

[milad@Arch ~]$ top | grep kworker
18508 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.3  0.0   0:00.52 kworker/0:0        
19013 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.3  0.0   0:00.15 kworker/0:2        
18508 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.3  0.0   0:00.53 kworker/0:0        
19013 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.3  0.0   0:00.16 kworker/0:2        
18508 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.3  0.0   0:00.54 kworker/0:0        
19013 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.3  0.0   0:00.17 kworker/0:2        
18508 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.3  0.0   0:00.55 kworker/0:0        
19013 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.3  0.0   0:00.18 kworker/0:2        

Last edited by Milad (2012-05-06 16:53:25)

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#2 2012-05-06 16:49:47

WorMzy
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Re: [solved] what's kworker process - i have it more than of one

They're kernel worker threads.

https://raw.github.com/torvalds/linux/m … kqueue.txt

Completely normal.

Last edited by WorMzy (2012-05-06 16:50:09)


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#3 2012-05-06 22:37:32

frette
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Registered: 2012-05-04
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Re: [solved] what's kworker process - i have it more than of one

unless one doesn't want the kernel to work
(sorry, I couldn't help myself, that was just too tempting wink )

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