|pmsd(8)||Periodically Manic System Daemon. Manages the bizzare and sometimes||pmsd(8)|
pmsd is a rogue daemon that is spawned on a semi-regular schedule by init(8). Most of the unusual and quirky behavior associated with misbehaving computers can be attributed to pmsd.
pmsd has a number of command-line options, invoked at run-time by init(8). The ps(1) command will occasionally display the current options, but only if pmsd feels like revealing them. This is usually not the case. pmsd can be manually invoked by the pms(8) command. Make sure there is not a pmsd process already running when you use pms(8); you don't want to be on a system with multiple instances of pmsd running.
With no flags, pmsd runs with the default -m option, and any others it feels like using.