This section of the display shows the total number of processes and how many are in each of the various process states.
State names vary across systems. Here is a list of the more common state names:
|On cpu||Assigned to a CPU and currently running|
|Running||Currently able to run|
|Sleeping||Awaiting an external event, such as input from a device|
|Stopped||Stopped by a signal, as with control Z|
|Swapped||Virtual address space swapped out to disk|
|Zombie||Exited, but parent has not called "wait" to receive the exit status|