Month old processes?!


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Say, every so often I see some old processes

jidanni@hoffa:~$ ps aux USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND jidanni 8145 0.0 0.0 30664 1040 pts/0 R+ 11:16 0:00 ps -aux jidanni 14672 0.0 0.0 65092 11692 ? S Jan28 0:00 php5.cgi jidanni 15161 0.0 0.0 64796 9716 ? S Jan28 0:00 php5.cgi jidanni@hoffa:~$ ls -og /proc/14672 lrwxrwxrwx 1 0 2009-02-28 08:03 cwd -> /home/jidanni/mediawiki-1.13.3 lrwxrwxrwx 1 0 2009-02-28 08:03 exe -> /usr/local/dh/cgi-system/php5.cgi Maybe they had to do with somebody’s browser pipelining(?), but never
hanging up?

They seem harmless, but a month old?! I killed them anyway.
No hints in http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Persistent_Processes.