This column reflects the last observed state of each process. State names vary from system to system. These states are analagous to those that appear in the process states line: the second line of the display. The more common state names are listed below.
|cpu||Assigned to a CPU and currently running|
|run||Currently able to run|
|sleep||Awaiting an external event, such as input from a device|
|stop||Stopped by a signal, as with control Z|
|swap||Virtual address space swapped out to disk|
|zomb||Exited, but parent has not called "wait" to receive the exit status|