[nycbug-talk] physst

Kurt Starsinic kstarsinic
Wed Aug 11 14:11:39 EDT 2004

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 12:47:56 -0400, Joshua S. Freeman <jfreeman at nybg.org> wrote:
> does anyone know what 'physst' means in the context of STATE when you run
> top to see your running processes?

    It's actually a truncation of "physstr".  It's something to do
with physical I/O, and usually becomes a topic of interest when one
encounters a process that can't be killed.  A Google search reveals
that it's asserted in sys/kern/phys_io.c and sys/kern/vfs_aio.c.  HTH.

    - Kurt

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