Subject: Re: bin/1302: impossible output from sa(8).
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
List: netbsd-bugs
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.

					der Mouse