kworker/n:m is what?

Asked by John Winterton on 2012-07-13

I've noticed in the output from ps -e a lot of these processes, but there doesn't seem to be any local documentation for them. Can I have a reference, please?

Examples:

2829 ? 00:00:08 kworker/0:1
 2952 ? 00:00:08 kworker/1:0
 2962 ? 00:00:00 kworker/0:0

Part of the output from my ps -e command. These processes do not show in System Monitor? They seem to be children of some other process. Perhaps some explanation of the process tree would help.

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Solved
For:
Ubuntu acpi Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Solved by:
John Winterton
Solved:
2012-07-14
Last query:
2012-07-14
Last reply:
2012-07-13
John Winterton (jwinterton) said : #2

So, I understand this to be a fixup of some kind of error in interrupt handlers in the Kernel which needs these processes to cool a cascade of faults in the system. As long as it is known and safe, I won't get excited about it any time soon. Thanks.