"Supervising" syslog-ng in htop

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Published on 2011-02-09T21:45:09Z Indexed on 2011/02/09 23:28 UTC
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Hello,

I was working at my server, when in htop I just noticed something unusual.

The syslog-ng process was listed as follows

supervising syslog-ng
    /sbin/syslog-ng

I don't know what it means. I tried to do man supervising but found nothing. supervising command doesn't exist too. Googling, I found a page about launchtool, but I can't find neither it or its man page in my system.

I'm curious

What does that executable/command/whatever do? Why today did I read that line in htop?

Thank you.

PS: I was unsure about posting this to SU or SF: even if it's a server-related question, it covers general Linux.

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