Subject: Re: bin/1302: impossible output from sa(8).
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
Date: 08/02/1995 06:51:53
>> Synopsis: sa(8) produced impossibly high cpu figure for a user.
> End of month accounting involves running sa -ms this months results were:
> aeg 658 983121.23cpu 30466tio 0k*sec
> sjg is logged in all the time and apart from root accounts for most
> activity on the system.
> aeg was logged in for less than 2 days in the month.
Most plausibly, I would say, aeg managed to leave a process in an
infinite loop. Such processes can survive logouts by the user who
started them. 983121.23 seconds is between 11 and 12 days; nothing at
all implausible about that to me. In short, I see no particular reason
to think this is a bug in anything.