I am looking at my Tiger Server and of the four cores two are pegged (over 99%) by two processes called "nano" One has a launchd parent and the other has a null parent. They are both running as user root and they both take 26.70 MB of virtual memory. I haven't been able to track down any information on what these might be? Anyone know about these processes?
PowerBook G4 1.67, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Reply by Roger Smith3 on Nov 16, 2006 4:17 PM
man nano says that nano's an enhanced pico editor. You may want to do aps auxwww | egrep nanoto confirm/deny this before killing any processes.Roger
Hey Thanks Roger. I did a bunch of searches but for some reason I didn't even think to actually do a man nano. Duh. I think those processes are runaway editors that I probably lost during ssh connections. I guess Tiger server invokes nano when you do pico...