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SubjectParantheses around processes
Hi,

I have an odd question... I'm running 2.1.35 in two locations, work
and home. They are both running libc-5.4.23 and procps-1.01. The work
machine never has parens around processes reported by ps, whereas the home
machine does. Big deal, right? The only thing that bugs me about it is

a.) I don't understand why the behavior is different,
b.) "w" reports processes with parens at the right of the screen.
Example:

7:49pm up 2 days, 18:12, 2 users, load average: 0.01, 0.03, 0.00
USER TTY LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT
bryan ttyp0 1:39am 3:27 1.05s 1.05s tcsh
bryan ttyp1 1:46am 0.00s 0.84s 0.06s w

I've tried rebuilding procps but it doesn't make a difference. What is the
right behavior, and what do the parantheses mean? I heard a rumor that they
were threads, but I can't see how my tcsh could be a kernel thread.

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