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# 8  
Old 09-02-2009
Thanks methyl

I changed my script to use ps instead, the odd thing is, for a process with zero cpu usage, I'm getting back 42%
PHP Code:
ps -eo comm,pcpu,rss,%mem,vsz 
[sroot@duqaMX52L-27251 ~]# ps -eo comm,pcpu,rss,%mem,vsz | grep -i softms
softms 42.8 47124 1.1 207576

but softms doesn't even appear in the output from top
# 9  
Old 09-02-2009
Af you saying that "softms" does not appear on any page of the screen output from top, or that it does not appear in the output saved from top in a script?

Your post from May 2009 contradicts this:

(Btw. Please stop bumping threads).
# 10  
Old 09-02-2009
I bumped the thread, as you were slow replying.
It is considered reasonable net etiquette to bump after that duration.

The thread in May has nothing to do with the post you replied to.
Nice to know you can use the search function Smilie
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Old 09-02-2009
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