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show task



Release Information

Command introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.


Display routing protocol tasks on the Routing Engine.


noneDisplay all routing protocol tasks on the Routing Engine.
logical-system (all | logical-system-name)(Optional) Perform this operation on all logical systems or on a particular logical system.
logical-system-mux Display the logical router multiplexer process (lrmuxd) per-task information.
task-name(Optional) Display information about running tasks for all tasks whose name begins with this string (for example, BGP_Group_69_153 and BGP_Group_70_153 are both displayed when you run the show task BGP_Group command).
io Show i/o statistics for all tasks displayed.
memory Show memory statistics for all tasks displayed.
replication Show only replication tasks.
snooping Show only snooping tasks.
summary (Optional) Display summary information about running tasks.

Required Privilege Level


List of Sample Output

show task

Output Fields

Table 1 describes the output fields for the show task command. Output fields are listed in the approximate order in which they appear.

Table 1: show task Output Fields

Field Name

Field Description


Current priority of the process. A lower number indicates a higher priority.

Task Name

Name of the task.


IP protocol number associated with the process.


TCP or UDP port number associated with the task.


Socket number of the task.


Flags for the task:

  • Accept—Task is waiting for incoming connections.

  • Connect—Task is waiting for a connection to be completed.

  • Delete—Task has been deleted and is being cleaned up.

  • LowPrio— Task will be dispatched to read its socket after other higher-priority tasks.

Sample Output

show task

user@host> show task