December 22nd, 2003, 05:14 AM
UNIX Process Table
Im having terrible trouble with a process I have running on a HP UNIX env, the problem is that the process hangs at a certain point and every time this happens, a large value is present in the C column of the process table.
Has anyone got any idea what this column represents as the unix manual only has the below entry.
cpu Processor utilization for scheduling. The default
heading for this column is C.
December 22nd, 2003, 08:59 PM
"Scheduling" in this context means deciding which process may run if several are runable. A process that does a lot of I/O is rewarded. A process that does a lot of computation is punished.
Your process is doing a lot of computation. It is probably just in an infinite loop.