Commit a238a687 authored by Craig Small's avatar Craig Small
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docs: Document I idle state in ps and top

Linux 4.2 provided a new process state of I which is used for an idle
kernel thread. This new state means that kernel threads do not
contribute to the loadavg as they are no longer state D or S but I.

While both ps and top displayed this state, it wasn't documented in
either manual page until now.

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* doc: Document I idle state in ps.1 and top.1 Debian #886967
* kill: -l space between name parses correctly Debian #854407
* library: dont use vm_min_free on non Linux Debian #831396
* library: dont use SIGPWR on FreeBSD Debian #832148
......@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
.\" Quick hack conversion by Albert Cahalan, 1998.
.\" Licensed under version 2 of the Gnu General Public License.
.TH PS 1 "May 2017" "procps-ng" "User Commands"
.TH PS 1 2018-01-13 "procps-ng" "User Commands"
.\" To render this page:
.\" groff -t -b -man -X -P-resolution -P100 -Tps ps.1 &
......@@ -832,6 +832,9 @@ of a process:
uninterruptible sleep (usually IO)
Idle kernel thread
running or runnable (on run queue)
......@@ -837,6 +837,7 @@ The\fI real\fR user name.
29.\fB S \*(Em Process Status \fR
The status of the task which can be one of:
\fBD\fR = uninterruptible sleep
\fBI\fR = idle
\fBR\fR = running
\fBS\fR = sleeping
\fBT\fR = stopped by job control signal
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