Subject: Re: w cmd on energy saving machines: problem and proposed solution
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/19/2001 05:09:10
Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:

> Appendix: finger (actually fingerd) shows the same problem, because the
> same definition of idle time is used. Best we can do here is to clip the
> idle time to the login time. (Else we'd have to make it a kmem groveler, too.)

I'm still digesting the rest of your message, but w(1) is only a kmem
groveller when used against kernel core files.  Otherwise it runs as a
completely unprivileged sysctl(3) user.  I'm not sure if this is what
you meant by "kmem groveler" or not...

Simon Burge                            <>
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