top is eating all my CPU cycles after being brutally closed

Cedric cedric.dewijs at
Wed Dec 29 03:54:50 PST 2004

Hi all, 

I've hit a little snag while playing with my system. To reproduce:
Open a console in Xorg
Become root
run top
close the console window (by clicking on the X)

Now the CPU load goes to 100 %. a killall top is enough to solve it, but why 
does this happen?

I hope this question belong here, maybe it's something for LFS-chat

Greetz, cedric

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