How many chia_full_node's should i expect to have running

On both my linux boxes I’ve 31 of these processes running. Is this normal/expected?

If you restart, activate Chia, and then run chia start node how many processes do you see then?

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Hi @roybot , I see 31 again.

Can you paste a code block of what this outputs:

ps aux | grep chia

avahi       1563  0.0  0.0   8536  3176 ?        Ss   13:17   0:01 avahi-daemon: running [chia1.local]
richard     3968  0.0  0.0 574844  1936 pts/0    Sl   13:31   0:00 node /home/richard/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/.bin/electron .
richard     3975  0.0  0.0 4666528 44284 pts/0   Sl   13:31   0:09 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/electron/dist/electron .
richard     3978  0.0  0.0 213632  8468 pts/0    S    13:31   0:00 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/electron/dist/electron --type=zygote --no-zygote-sandbox
richard     3979  0.0  0.0 213632  8260 pts/0    S    13:31   0:00 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/electron/dist/electron --type=zygote
richard     3981  0.0  0.0 213632  1008 pts/0    S    13:31   0:00 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/electron/dist/electron --type=zygote
richard     4009  1.0  0.0 460172 27764 pts/0    Sl   13:31   4:46 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/electron/dist/electron --type=gpu-process --field-trial-handle=4615873981840460266,15991800494532182150,131072 --enable-features=WebComponentsV0Enabled --disable-features=CookiesWithoutSameSiteMustBeSecure,SameSiteByDefaultCookies,SpareRendererForSitePerProcess --gpu-preferences=OAAAAAAAAAAgAAAQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABgAAAAAAAYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIAAAAAAAAAA== --shared-files
richard     4013  0.0  0.0 280320  7880 pts/0    Sl   13:31   0:00 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/electron/dist/electron --type=utility --utility-sub-type=network.mojom.NetworkService --field-trial-handle=4615873981840460266,15991800494532182150,131072 --enable-features=WebComponentsV0Enabled --disable-features=CookiesWithoutSameSiteMustBeSecure,SameSiteByDefaultCookies,SpareRendererForSitePerProcess --lang=en-GB --service-sandbox-type=network --shared-files=v8_context_snapshot_data:100
richard     4030  7.1  0.1 4709696 91564 pts/0   Sl   13:31  32:42 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/electron/dist/electron --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=4615873981840460266,15991800494532182150,131072 --enable-features=WebComponentsV0Enabled --disable-features=CookiesWithoutSameSiteMustBeSecure,SameSiteByDefaultCookies,SpareRendererForSitePerProcess --lang=en-GB --app-path=/home/richard/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui --node-integration --no-sandbox --no-zygote --preload=/home/richard/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/build/electron/preload.js --enable-remote-module --background-color=#ffffff --enable-spellcheck --enable-websql --disable-electron-site-instance-overrides --num-raster-threads=4 --enable-main-frame-before-activation --renderer-client-id=4 --no-v8-untrusted-code-mitigations --shared-files=v8_context_snapshot_data:100
richard     4037  0.0  0.0 208128 14888 pts/0    SLl  13:31   0:22 chia_daemon
richard     4286  1.0  0.0 648764 54496 pts/0    SLl  13:31   4:52 chia_wallet
richard     4287  5.6  0.5 980548 334568 pts/0   Sl   13:31  26:00 chia_full_node
richard     4288  0.0  0.0 283512 19708 pts/0    SLl  13:31   0:15 chia_farmer
richard     4289  0.1  0.0 2395620 41056 pts/0   Sl   13:31   0:31 chia_harvester
richard     5861  0.0  0.1 591668 105300 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5862  0.0  0.1 580404 111584 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5863  0.0  0.1 591668 111476 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5864  0.0  0.1 591668 107200 pts/0   S    13:37   0:12 chia_full_node
richard     5865  0.0  0.1 591668 109104 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5866  0.0  0.1 583476 107724 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5867  0.0  0.1 591668 109712 pts/0   S    13:37   0:10 chia_full_node
richard     5868  0.0  0.1 591668 106824 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5869  0.0  0.1 579380 109540 pts/0   S    13:37   0:12 chia_full_node
richard     5870  0.0  0.1 582452 107332 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5871  0.0  0.1 583476 108104 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5872  0.0  0.1 591668 107040 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5873  0.0  0.1 591668 107720 pts/0   S    13:37   0:12 chia_full_node
richard     5874  0.0  0.1 591668 107400 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5875  0.0  0.1 583476 108684 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5876  0.0  0.1 579380 110356 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5877  0.0  0.1 579380 109732 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5878  0.0  0.1 579380 107576 pts/0   S    13:37   0:10 chia_full_node
richard     5879  0.0  0.1 579380 109336 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5880  0.0  0.1 579380 108700 pts/0   S    13:37   0:10 chia_full_node
richard     5881  0.0  0.1 579380 108668 pts/0   S    13:37   0:10 chia_full_node
richard     5882  0.0  0.1 579380 108032 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5883  0.0  0.1 591668 121648 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5884  0.0  0.1 591668 110436 pts/0   S    13:37   0:10 chia_full_node
richard     5885  0.0  0.1 585524 106448 pts/0   S    13:37   0:10 chia_full_node
richard     5886  0.0  0.1 585524 107892 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5887  0.0  0.1 591668 110560 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5888  0.0  0.1 591668 107900 pts/0   S    13:37   0:11 chia_full_node
richard     5889  0.0  0.1 579380 107248 pts/0   S    13:37   0:10 chia_full_node
richard     5890  0.0  0.1 579380 109836 pts/0   S    13:37   0:10 chia_full_node
richard     6021  0.0  0.3 754880 228248 pts/0   S    13:38   0:16 chia_full_node
richard     6782  0.0  0.0  16780   436 pts/2    S+   13:48   0:05 tail -F /home/richard/.chia/mainnet/log/debug.log
richard     9172  110  0.0 263668 11456 ?        DNLs 14:12 461:35 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -r 2 -u 128 -b 4608 -t /mnt/plotting3 -d /mnt/farming1
richard    11193  112  2.4 4919808 1584004 ?     RNLs 14:32 448:48 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -r 2 -u 128 -b 4608 -t /mnt/plotting4 -d /mnt/farming2
richard    13024  114  2.5 5033728 1702020 ?     RNLs 14:52 431:51 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -r 2 -u 128 -b 4608 -t /mnt/plotting5 -d /mnt/farming3
richard    18186  116  2.9 5003784 1935004 ?     RNLs 15:53 370:34 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -r 2 -u 128 -b 4608 -t /mnt/plotting1 -d /mnt/farming1
richard    20487  119  1.3 5025280 910736 ?      RNLs 16:16 351:08 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -r 2 -u 128 -b 4608 -t /mnt/plotting2 -d /mnt/farming2
richard    22770  122  1.6 1312416 1064584 ?     RNLs 16:42 328:11 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -r 2 -u 128 -b 4608 -t /mnt/plotting3 -d /mnt/farming3
richard    25193  125  1.8 1482904 1202476 ?     RNLs 17:07 305:01 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -r 2 -u 128 -b 4608 -t /mnt/plotting4 -d /mnt/farming2
richard    27074  128  1.8 1483796 1203260 ?     RNLs 17:27 285:38 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -r 2 -u 128 -b 4608 -t /mnt/plotting5 -d /mnt/farming1
richard    34028  131  4.8 5180532 3196604 ?     SNLsl 18:51 182:08 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -r 2 -u 128 -b 4608 -t /mnt/plotting1 -d /mnt/farming3
richard    36691  131  5.6 5180540 3720072 ?     SNLsl 19:18 146:14 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -r 2 -u 128 -b 4608 -t /mnt/plotting2 -d /mnt/farming2
richard    39411  132  5.6 5180536 3723632 ?     SNLsl 19:49 107:26 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -r 2 -u 128 -b 4608 -t /mnt/plotting3 -d /mnt/farming1
richard    41853  135  4.0 5181040 2674660 ?     SNLsl 20:14  75:53 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -r 2 -u 128 -b 4608 -t /mnt/plotting4 -d /mnt/farming3
richard    43607  4.0  0.0  52548 24068 pts/1    S+   20:29   1:38 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/plotman interactive
richard    44130  137  4.0 5181044 2670320 ?     SNLsl 20:34  49:03 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -r 2 -u 128 -b 4608 -t /mnt/plotting5 -d /mnt/farming2
richard    46171  141  2.2 5184872 1490732 ?     SNLsl 20:54  21:49 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python3.8 /home/richard/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -r 2 -u 128 -b 4608 -t /mnt/plotting1 -d /mnt/farming1
richard    47908  0.0  0.0  17676  2484 pts/4    S+   21:10   0:00 grep --color=auto chia
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I have this same question, this is my output:

> esion      4970  0.0  0.0 574860 13740 pts/0    Sl   maj04   0:00 node /home/jesion/Documents/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/.bin/electron .
> jesion      4977  0.0  0.1 4666564 65204 pts/0   Sl   maj04   1:04 /home/jesion/Documents/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/electron/dist/electron .
> jesion      4980  0.0  0.0 216160 16624 pts/0    S    maj04   0:00 /home/jesion/Documents/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/electron/dist/electron --type=zygote --no-zygote-sandbox
> jesion      4981  0.0  0.0 216160 16688 pts/0    S    maj04   0:00 /home/jesion/Documents/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/electron/dist/electron --type=zygote
> jesion      4983  0.0  0.0 216160  8804 pts/0    S    maj04   0:00 /home/jesion/Documents/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/electron/dist/electron --type=zygote
> jesion      5013  0.3  0.1 481624 52488 pts/0    Sl   maj04  17:44 /home/jesion/Documents/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/electron/dist/electron --type=gpu-process --field-trial-handle=16378894581472843462,2789135532906682729,131072 --enable-features=WebComponentsV0Enabled --disable-features=CookiesWithoutSameSiteMustBeSecure,SameSiteByDefaultCookies,SpareRendererForSitePerProcess --gpu-preferences=OAAAAAAAAAAgAAAQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABgAAAAAAAYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIAAAAAAAAAA== --shared-files
> jesion      5015  0.0  0.0 274652 12900 pts/0    Sl   maj04   0:00 /home/jesion/Documents/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/electron/dist/electron --type=utility --utility-sub-type=network.mojom.NetworkService --field-trial-handle=16378894581472843462,2789135532906682729,131072 --enable-features=WebComponentsV0Enabled --disable-features=CookiesWithoutSameSiteMustBeSecure,SameSiteByDefaultCookies,SpareRendererForSitePerProcess --lang=en-US --service-sandbox-type=network --shared-files=v8_context_snapshot_data:100
> jesion      5019  2.9  0.4 4786128 134632 pts/0  Sl   maj04 130:05 /home/jesion/Documents/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/node_modules/electron/dist/electron --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=16378894581472843462,2789135532906682729,131072 --enable-features=WebComponentsV0Enabled --disable-features=CookiesWithoutSameSiteMustBeSecure,SameSiteByDefaultCookies,SpareRendererForSitePerProcess --lang=en-US --app-path=/home/jesion/Documents/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui --node-integration --no-sandbox --no-zygote --preload=/home/jesion/Documents/chia-blockchain/chia-blockchain-gui/build/electron/preload.js --enable-remote-module --background-color=#ffffff --enable-spellcheck --enable-websql --disable-electron-site-instance-overrides --num-raster-threads=4 --enable-main-frame-before-activation --renderer-client-id=4 --no-v8-untrusted-code-mitigations --shared-files=v8_context_snapshot_data:100
> jesion      5027  0.0  0.1 211796 49008 pts/0    SLl  maj04   2:45 chia_daemon
> jesion      5274  0.9  0.7 645300 248812 pts/0   SLl  maj04  41:14 chia_wallet
> jesion      5275 14.0  2.1 1303976 694592 pts/0  Sl   maj04 626:14 chia_full_node
> jesion      5276  0.0  0.1 286432 48752 pts/0    SLl  maj04   1:28 chia_farmer
> jesion      5277  0.0  0.1 1619784 56876 pts/0   Sl   maj04   2:18 chia_harvester
> jesion      5978  0.0  0.7 606440 249028 pts/0   S    maj04   1:09 chia_full_node
> jesion      5981  0.0  0.7 741616 238716 pts/0   S    maj04   3:32 chia_full_node
> jesion      5982  0.0  0.7 741616 242832 pts/0   S    maj04   3:32 chia_full_node
> jesion      5983  0.0  0.7 735472 238100 pts/0   S    maj04   3:33 chia_full_node
> jesion      5984  0.0  0.7 729328 234672 pts/0   S    maj04   3:31 chia_full_node
> jesion      5985  0.0  0.7 741616 242868 pts/0   S    maj04   3:34 chia_full_node
> jesion      5986  0.0  0.7 731376 236684 pts/0   S    maj04   3:32 chia_full_node
> jesion      5987  0.0  0.7 741616 238996 pts/0   S    maj04   3:31 chia_full_node
> jesion      5988  0.0  0.7 729328 234676 pts/0   S    maj04   3:32 chia_full_node
> jesion      5989  0.0  0.7 735472 236772 pts/0   S    maj04   3:33 chia_full_node
> jesion      5990  0.0  0.7 741616 239528 pts/0   S    maj04   3:33 chia_full_node
> jesion      5991  0.0  0.7 741616 239348 pts/0   S    maj04   3:33 chia_full_node
> jesion      5992  0.0  0.7 741616 239420 pts/0   S    maj04   3:34 chia_full_node
> jesion      5993  0.0  0.7 741616 242840 pts/0   S    maj04   3:33 chia_full_node
> jesion      5994  0.0  0.7 735472 237956 pts/0   S    maj04   3:30 chia_full_node
> jesion    263692  0.0  0.0  20984  1024 ?        Ss   maj06   0:00 SCREEN -d -m -S chia1 bash -c cd /home/jesion/Documents/chia-blockchain && . ./activate && sleep 0m && chia plots create -k 32 -b 3800 -r 4 -u 128 -n 6 -t /mnt/nvme0n1/temp2 -d /media/jesion/Farma3/ChiaPlot3 |tee /home/jesion/Documents/ChiaF3/chia2_1.log
> jesion    263695  0.0  0.0  20796  2620 pts/3    Ss+  maj06   0:00 bash -c cd /home/jesion/Documents/chia-blockchain && . ./activate && sleep 0m && chia plots create -k 32 -b 3800 -r 4 -u 128 -n 6 -t /mnt/nvme0n1/temp2 -d /media/jesion/Farma3/ChiaPlot3 |tee /home/jesion/Documents/ChiaF3/chia2_1.log
> jesion    263703  102  4.3 1634920 1431852 pts/3 RL+  maj06 1724:08 /home/jesion/Documents/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/python /home/jesion/Documents/chia-blockchain/venv/bin/chia plots create -k 32 -b 3800 -r 4 -u 128 -n 6 -t /mnt/nvme0n1/temp2 -d /media/jesion/Farma3/ChiaPlot3
> jesion    263704  0.0  0.0  19260   548 pts/3    S+   maj06   0:01 tee /home/jesion/Documents/ChiaF3/chia2_1.log
> jesion    414587  0.0  0.0  20204  2684 pts/5    S+   12:45   0:00 grep --color=auto chia

This is normal with the electron app

Have you tried running from the cli?

(venv) k@Ever-Greet:~/chia-blockchain$ chia start all
chia_harvester: started
chia_timelord_launcher: started
chia_timelord: started
chia_farmer: started
chia_full_node: started
chia_wallet: started
(venv) k@Ever-Greet:~/chia-blockchain$ ps aux | rg chia
kk         470  0.7  0.0 195484 51636 pts/0    Sl   13:58   0:02 chia_daemon
kk        1361  8.7  0.0 1576668 55900 pts/0   Sl   13:58   0:03 chia_harvester
kk        1363  3.4  0.0 158408 49124 pts/0    Sl   13:58   0:01 chia_timelord
kk        1364  7.6  0.0 271788 55288 pts/0    SLl  13:58   0:03 chia_farmer
kk        1365  4.3  0.0 388832 55620 pts/0    Sl   13:58   0:01 chia_full_node
kk        1366  8.5  0.0 507228 63060 pts/0    SLl  13:58   0:03 chia_wallet
kk        1830  0.0  0.0   7616  5908 pts/0    R+   13:58   0:00 rg chia

EDIT: Yeah, it expands too. I think in response to incoming peer connections?

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