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Re: Excessive CPU load (cygrunsrv.exe, tail.exe, etc)
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Andrew DeFaria <Andrew at DeFaria dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 10:19:02 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Excessive CPU load (cygrunsrv.exe, tail.exe, etc)
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On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
> Steve B wrote:
> > Another thing I noticed, after reading Andrew DeFaria post, was that
> > csrss.exe would be using 25% of the CPU while the cygwin processes would hog
> > about %75 of the CPU. I'm not sure what csrss.exe is,
> csrss.exe is the main executable for the Microsoft Client/Server
> Runtime Server Subsystem. This process manages most graphical
> commands in Windows. This program is important for the stable and
> secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.
> > except that I cannot kill it (Access Denied, even as Administrator).
> That's what Process Explorer is for! It can kill things that the Task Manager
> won't let you. Unfortunately killing some things, like this, is very
> determental to your system (i.e. you reboot! IIRC).
FWIW, Cygwin's "/bin/kill -f" should work too.
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