top using full cpu core session/process management weirdness

Garry T. Williams gtwilliams at
Wed Aug 3 01:35:15 UTC 2011

On Tuesday, August 02, 2011 10:12:54 Dennis Jacobfeuerborn wrote:
> Hi,
> I just stumbled over a strange phenomenon that makes top go bananas.
> To reproduce open one shell window (and only one), switch to root
> and run "top". Now close the shell window (without quitting top
> first).  top will now suddenly start to use 100% of one cpu core.

I can't reproduce this.

I suspect that because I'm using KDE and konsole.

    $ konsole --version
    Qt: 4.7.3
    KDE Development Platform: 4.6.5 (4.6.5)
    Konsole: 2.6.4

Garry Williams

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