Very high number of tasks

asked 2018-03-22 15:29:37 -0500

0novanta gravatar image

I have Fedora 26, on a ASUS i3 laptop, right now I'm not running any major programs or games, or doing many things, but still the htop command says there are about 700 going on, why is that? Is it normal or should I check something? I leave here a screen of part of htop output.

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It looks pretty normal to me. More and more programs nowaday are multithreaded so that they can better utilize modern multicore processors. You can see that at the moment you've taken the screenshot only one task is running. I'd advise you to add more ram, 4GB dimms are quite cheap.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2018-03-22 17:01:15 -0500 )edit

Ok thank you for your answers.

0novanta gravatar image0novanta ( 2018-03-23 02:11:32 -0500 )edit

I think you are also misreading that line. There are only 159 tasks, but those tasks contain 542 threads. Don't add those numbers.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2018-03-23 14:23:28 -0500 )edit

@SamuelSieb, thanks you are right.

0novanta gravatar image0novanta ( 2018-03-26 08:08:34 -0500 )edit