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SubjectRe: Gack, this shouldn't happen under a stable OS I think
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Russell Berry (rberry@albany.net) wrote:
: I too have seen this behavior, although I attribute it to the procps package
: and not actually the operating system proper. Am I wrong in my assumption??
It depends on the speed of the machine. If ps gets done with getting
all its information before grep is running then grep does not show up.

Yawn.
: > Alan had me on the look out for dropping bytes regarding my recent
: > "TCP bug" report. I'm not sure I found that, but this inconsistency
: > seems "bad" to me. The worse part is the behaviour is
: > non-deterministic! Note: the system was mostly idle at the time.
: >
: > root@syntropy # ps aux|grep 27231
: > root 27231 0.0 2.1 828 324 p7 S 23:28 0:00 /usr/sbin/radiusd
: > root@syntropy # ps aux|grep 27231
: > root 27231 0.0 2.1 828 324 p7 S 23:28 0:00 /usr/sbin/radiusd
: > root@syntropy # ps aux|grep 27231
: > root 27231 0.0 2.1 828 324 p7 S 23:28 0:00 /usr/sbin/radiusd
: > root 27239 0.0 2.5 916 376 p7 S 23:28 0:00 grep 27231
: >
: > Why doesn't the grep process show up each time???
: [snippo]
:
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