I started using rocky linux 8.5, I have added cron to reboot this server everyday. server reboots everyday. When I start some application on this server the process id I get is very large. It don't cause any problem to me, but I want understand why the process ids are very large for processes even after machine reboot. As per my understanding when machine restarts the process ids count also resets.

Need help to understand the reason, and solution if it has any solution to avoid this case.

  • Please post your crontab
    – MC68020
    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:24
  • How large is "very large"?
    – Kusalananda
    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:37
  • @Kusalananda 6 digits number
    – HappyAC
    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:43
  • @MC68020 crontab entry is 00 06 * * * /sbin/reboot
    – HappyAC
    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:44
  • Don't you think shutdown -r would better fit ?
    – MC68020
    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:56


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