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show system processes

Displays information about processes currently running on the system.

show system processes [ extensive | summary | tree ]

Lists all processes currently running on the system.

extensive
Shows all processes and extensive details about each process.
summary
Shows a summary of system usage.
tree
Shows all processes and how they are related.

Operational mode

Use this command to see information about processes currently running on the system.

The following example shows how to display a list of all processes currently running on the system.


vyatta@R1:~$ show system processes
PID TTY      STAT   TIME COMMAND
    1 ?        Ss     0:03 init [2]
    2 ?        S      0:00 [kthreadd]
    3 ?        S      0:00 [ksoftirqd/0]
    4 ?        S      0:00 [migration/0]
    5 ?        S      0:00 [watchdog/0]
    6 ?        S      0:09 [events/0]
    7 ?        S      0:00 [khelper]
   12 ?        S      0:00 [async/mgr]
   13 ?        S      0:00 [pm]
   99 ?        S      0:00 [sync_supers]
  101 ?        S      0:00 [bdi-default]
  102 ?        S      0:00 [kintegrityd/0]
  104 ?        S      0:00 [kblockd/0]
  106 ?        S      0:00 [kacpid]
  107 ?        S      0:00 [kacpi_notify]
  108 ?        S      0:00 [kacpi_hotplug]
  174 ?        S      0:00 [khubd]
  177 ?        S      0:00 [kseriod]
  299 ?        S      0:00 [khungtaskd]
  300 ?        S      0:00 [kswapd0]
  353 ?        S      0:00 [aio/0]
  361 ?        S      0:00 [unionfs_siod/0]
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The following example shows how to display extensive information about all processes currently running on the system.


vyatta@R1:~$ show system processes extensive
top - 08:23:47 up 13:28,  2 users,  load average: 0.12, 0.03, 0.01
Tasks:  72 total,   1 running,  71 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  0.0%us,  0.2%sy,  0.0%ni, 99.8%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:    242836k total,   170488k used,    72348k free,    58752k buffers
Swap:        0k total,        0k used,        0k free,    81440k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
 3515 vyatta    20   0  2372  984  768 R  1.8  0.4   0:00.06 top
    1 root      20   0  2076  680  584 S  0.0  0.3   0:03.79 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   0:00.98 ksoftirqd/0
    4 root      RT   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 migration/0
    5 root      RT   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 watchdog/0
    6 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:09.69 events/0
    7 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 khelper
   12 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 async/mgr
   13 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 pm
   99 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.12 sync_supers
  101 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.27 bdi-default
  102 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kintegrityd/0
  104 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.05 kblockd/0
  106 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kacpid
  107 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kacpi_notify
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The following example shows how to display all processes that are currently running and how they are related.


vyatta@R1:~$ show system processes tree
PID  PGID   SID TTY          TIME CMD
    2     0     0 ?        00:00:00 kthreadd
    3     0     0 ?        00:00:00   ksoftirqd/0
    4     0     0 ?        00:00:00   migration/0
    5     0     0 ?        00:00:00   watchdog/0
    6     0     0 ?        00:00:09   events/0
    7     0     0 ?        00:00:00   khelper
   12     0     0 ?        00:00:00   async/mgr
   13     0     0 ?        00:00:00   pm
   99     0     0 ?        00:00:00   sync_supers
  101     0     0 ?        00:00:00   bdi-default
  102     0     0 ?        00:00:00   kintegrityd/0
  104     0     0 ?        00:00:00   kblockd/0
  106     0     0 ?        00:00:00   kacpid
  107     0     0 ?        00:00:00   kacpi_notify
  108     0     0 ?        00:00:00   kacpi_hotplug
  174     0     0 ?        00:00:00   khubd
  177     0     0 ?        00:00:00   kseriod
  299     0     0 ?        00:00:00   khungtaskd
  300     0     0 ?        00:00:00   kswapd0
  353     0     0 ?        00:00:00   aio/0
  361     0     0 ?        00:00:00   unionfs_siod/0
  363     0     0 ?        00:00:00   crypto/0
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