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In reference to my earlier post: Is there a log of past threads that are now closed?

I gave the process a kill -STOP signal and started examining the details. I can't seem to figure out why it is acting up. The problem lies with IcedTea, which is (from what I understand) something to do with Java applets on the web. Below is the contents of /proc/13784/cmdline:

 /usr/lib64/jvm/jre//bin/java
-Xbootclasspath/a:/usr/share/icedtea-web/netx.jar:/usr/share/icedtea-web/plugin.jar:/usr/share/java/js.jar
-classpath
/usr/lib64/jvm/jre//lib/rt.jar
sun.applet.PluginMain
/tmp/icedteaplugin-max/13636-icedteanp-plugin-to-appletviewer
/tmp/icedteaplugin-max/13636-icedteanp-appletviewer-to-plugin

I've never poked around the /proc directories. Which file would be the most telling of my issue here? This process uses 90%+ of my processor speed and brings my core temperature to 75C (sometimes causing a shutdown).

EDIT This process uses 170%+ of my CPU according to htop

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The cmdline pseudo-file is null-separated. Null bytes don't show up in the terminal. Try instead tr '\0' '\n' </proc/13647/cmdline so the arguments appear on separate lines. –  amphetamachine Nov 24 '11 at 4:18
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Thanks @amphetamachine, I edited my question. –  MaxMackie Nov 24 '11 at 14:05

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