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What is the "nimbus(spooler)" process and why is it taking 100% CPU?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jols, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. jols

    jols Well-Known Member

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    PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
    30531 root 25 0 2048 732 588 R 100.0 0.0 2:27.20 nimbus(spooler)


    Anyone?

    Thanks much.
     
  2. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Hello,

    When you aren't certain what a process is doing, you could lsof the process number to see:

    Code:
    lsof -p 30531
    The process will then show what libraries and other files it is accessing for running. You can see more details about it at this location:

    Project Computing - Products

    If you grep for nimbus in /etc/services it is also listed:

    Code:
    grep -i nimbus
    Here's the company that appears to make it:

    NIM TP Monitor - CCA Software Pty Ltd

    I suggest contacting your datacenter, NOC or provider for further details to see if there's a reason it's being used.

    Thanks!
     
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