[kde-linux] What does yellow background in process table of KSysguard mean

Kevin Krammer krammer at kde.org
Mon Dec 8 11:39:13 UTC 2014

On Sunday, 2014-12-07, 21:46:34, frantic1048 at 163.com wrote:
> Today I see a process's username area have a
> yellow ( different from any other process )
> background.(as the picture shows).That process
> seems use about  100% my CPU(not showed in
> process table),and I can't kill it.When I saw The
> System Monitor Handbook I didn't find the mean
> of that.May I get the meaning of tha so I can know
> where the problem with that application.

The code which returns the yellow background has a comment that says this:

"It's being debugged, so probably important.  Let's mark it as such"

My interpretation is that the process in question has some deugger like 
process attached to it.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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