Background processes are created by KSH

Software ResiliencyCode Reliability

Why you should care

Background processes occur behind the scenes without user intervention. They can be considered unwanted and slow down the software that is running and is of main priority to the user.
Background processes occur as KSH is capable of providing a facility to control and run job in the background.

Business Impacts

Background processes are risky because it has a tendency of greatly slowing down the code; rendering it unproductive.

Production Risk

How we detect

This code insight shows that background processes introduces asynchronous processes execution. They can potentially create resource conflicts. Execution in background is useful for command line but should be avoided in scripts.


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