Automatically starting shell processes on HP-UX
Posted on 2003-11-24
I have a weird problem, what happens is on my HP-UX machines the shell processes starts automatically and eats up all the CPU. I mean it takes up all the 100% usage of CPU and everything becomes slow bcos of that .
I have no clue why is that happening, even i dont know what info. should i give here so that it will help u experts to help me out.
What happens is that when we do a ps -eaf | grep sh, i get quite a lot of processes owned by root user which says that something like
root 10381 9923 0 15:14:09 pts/8 0:00 -sh
root 10155 10152 0 14:09:23 pts/7 0:00 -sh
i mean i get at least 10-20 of such processes.
can anyone tell me what is this?? any kinda clues will be really helpful.Please let me know if you need any other info.
Ok I suspect is that we have written a cron job which executes a shell script which is owned by root user.