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sp_who2 and sys.dm_exec_requests return me difference rows

Hi,
In sql2005 I run sp_who2 and found bunch of rows with this sp then I try with DMV select * from sys.dm_exec_requests but it return me very less process, why?
so if sys.dm_exec_requests only return me less process as compare to sp_who2 what will be the benefit of using this DMV?
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motioneye
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motioneye
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jogosCommented:
when you loock at the status or cmd you'll see the diffrence

status 'suspend' or cmd 'awaiting command'   are not realy active tasks
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ptjcbCommented:
jogos is right.

The view, sys.dm_exec_requests, contains one row for every currently executing process.
The view, sys.dm_exec_sessions, returns information on each session. The procedure,sp_who2, returns the current activity on the database (in whatever state).
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