I have over 60 processes of
console-kit-daemon that won't stop reappearing after I've used
sudo killall console-kit-daemon. I have no idea what the daemon is for.
I'm running ubuntu 10.04. What's going on?
They're not processes, they're threads under one process.
By default htop shows threads and in this case, is very misleading. You can alter this by going into
Display options and checking
Hide userland threads.
Press F10 when you're done.