what is and why all the time running process 'migration'

Asked by kapthar on 2012-05-13

We understand the term 'migration'. That is not to say we understand why a process of this name is always running in our system.
We use the latest updates and are somewhat cautious about unknow things in the system. We currently have 11.04, running classic mode.

Can someone tell us what this process does and why it runs multiple instances continuously? Please do not refer us to the answer sections, as we have already search there.

Thanks in advance

Kapt

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Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; ps -ef | grep -i migrat

Thanks

Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #2

Simple websearch query 'linux process migration/0' results:
quote:
<... normal kernel level processes. You get one per CPU/HT>

http://linux.derkeiler.com/Newsgroups/comp.os.linux.misc/2007-02/msg01044.html
http://forums.cpanel.net/f5/migration-0-migration-1-a-62007.html

Looking at process tables from other *nix users may help distinguish what's 'normal'.
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/top-linux-monitoring-tools.html
http://www.devdaily.com/unix/edu/examples/ps.shtml
http://archive09.linux.com/feature/114341

e.g. view output of migration/0 by pid:
vmstat <pid_of_migration/0>

## Quit with: ctrl+C

Example of warning regarding migration/0.
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/suse-linux/81104-10-2-out-memory-kill-process-2-a.html

kapthar (bizhost) said : #3

Thanks all. I think I got it, don't like it but that's the way of the cookie.

kapt