I have a process in a Linux installation that at some point has some kind of spike and passes the max allowed number of threads/processes allowed by the system. I found this by checking
ps -elfT | wc -l repeatedly.
But what I don't know is what exactly is it that causes this spike.
The output of
ps -elfT has a lot of information, but I cannot easily understand if there is some child process that does some kind of "blurp" in forking and makes a mess.
How could I figure that out?
ps -elfT | cut -d' ' -f3 | sort |uniq gives me the processes running at the time. How could I add a count to see how much each contributes to the total?