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What is "play"

Post by Basher52 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:06 pm

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[basher52@unknown ~]$ top

top - 22:58:35 up 22 days, 34 min,  5 users,  load average: 1.31, 1.11, 1.23
Tasks: 115 total,   4 running, 110 sleeping,   0 stopped,   1 zombie
Cpu(s): 41.9%us, 52.8%sy,  0.0%ni,  0.0%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  5.3%si,  0.0%st
Mem:    960944k total,   944296k used,    16648k free,   140604k buffers
Swap:  1060284k total,      716k used,  1059568k free,   683776k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND                                                                                                                                                                        
25269 basher52  20   0  100m 1480  932 R 58.8  0.2   4238:39 play                                                                                                                                                                            
30737 root      20   0  4672  632  568 R 31.0  0.1   0:05.08 grep                                                                                                                                                                            
   23 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  2.0  0.0   8:05.33 kswapd0                                                                                                                                                                         
29739 basher52  20   0 12208 1436  788 S  0.3  0.1   0:00.73 sshd                                                                                                                                                                            
30739 basher52  20   0  2728 1000  756 R  0.3  0.1   0:00.04 top                                                                                                                                                                             
    1 root      20   0  2888  680  516 S  0.0  0.1   0:01.41 init                 
I have no clue how long this have hogged the CPU.
Anyone know what it is?
Feels like an "intruder" and I wanna get rid of it.
I just KILLed the process but I can't be sure if it pops up again.

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Re: What is "play"

Post by Void Main » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:45 pm

$ rpm -qif /usr/bin/play
\Name : sox Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 14.3.2 Vendor: Fedora Project
Release : 1.fc14 Build Date: Sat 19 Mar 2011 04:47:39 AM CDT
Install Date: Fri 22 Jul 2011 10:30:51 PM CDT Build Host: x86-03.phx2.fedoraproject.org
Group : Applications/Multimedia Source RPM: sox-14.3.2-1.fc14.src.rpm
Size : 972476 License: GPLv2+ and LGPLv2+
Signature : RSA/SHA256, Sun 20 Mar 2011 09:01:59 AM CDT, Key ID 421caddb97a1071f
Packager : Fedora Project
URL : http://sox.sourceforge.net/
Summary : A general purpose sound file conversion tool
Description :
SoX (Sound eXchange) is a sound file format converter SoX can convert
between many different digitized sound formats and perform simple
sound manipulation functions, including sound effects.

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Re: What is "play"

Post by Calum » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:57 am

"play" is a utility which plays uncompressed wav (and some other file types i just found out) files, and as above, is actually part of sox.

It will have been started by some program which was playing a wav file or stream (is my guess).

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Re: What is "play"

Post by Basher52 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:47 pm

That seems weird since I know I never play music on this machine.
Ah well, now I know at least :)

thanks

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