Subject: Re: bin/1302: impossible output from sa(8).
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
Date: 08/03/1995 06:52:36
>> Most plausibly, I would say, aeg managed to leave a process in an
>> infinite loop. 983121.23 seconds is between 11 and 12 days; [...]
> That would be plausibly, except that any such process only had 15
> days to accumulate 11+ days worth of CPU so it would have to be using
> 75% of the CPU for 15 days. I rather think I'd have noticed that :-)
> I know that only 15 days were available as the only time aeg was
> logged on during the accounting period was July 15 and 16.
Ah, but you're forgetting that the process could have been started
before the accounting period; as long as it _termintes_ during the
accounting period, you'll see its record. It could have been started
at any point after the previous boot.