Tonight I was playing around with some C++ programs in Visual Studio 2005…I compiled and run the programs a few times with the Windows Task Manager opened…just to see how much memory its using.
After a period of time…I saw two Windows Task Manager icons at the Notification Area! At first, I thought one of them must be “dead“, if that’s the case…when I move my mouse on top of the icon, it will automatically disappear. (When I exit Windows Live Messenger, it always leave an icon in my Notification Area until I move my mouse pointer over it) So I didn’t do anything until later on I noticed that both of the icons are “moving”…which means they are active! How can it be? I had a search on Google and didn’t manage to find any articles on “Dual / Two Windows Task Manager“, it seems like not many people have experienced this kind of thing before The memory usage on both of them is the same…in fact, everything is the same except the CPU.(My friend Chaks suggested its due to race condition. As you can see, the CPU Usage History graph is the same, only one is faster) Here are the two screen shots that I took: