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From: Axel Beckert <abe <at> deuxchevaux.org>
Subject: Bug#521304: procps: ps shows bogus START, RSS, %CPU and %MEM values on kfreebsd-i386
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.debian.devel.bugs.general
Date: Thursday 26th March 2009 16:18:26 UTC (over 7 years ago)
Package: procps
Version: 1:3.2.7-11
Severity: normal
User: [email protected]
Usertags: kfreebsd

!2 Z2 ?0 L2 [email protected]:ttyp9 (zsh 4.3.9) 16:35:45 [~] > ps aux
USER       PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
abe      20787  0.0  0.0   4560     0 ?        RN+  Apr07   0:01 ps aux
root     20777  0.0  0.0  28412     0 ?        S    Apr07   0:00
/usr/sbin/rsysl
abe      20759  0.0  0.0   5880     0 ?        SNs  Apr07   0:03 zsh
abe      20758  0.0  0.0  13196     0 ?        RN   Apr07   0:23 xterm
abe      20756  0.0  0.0   9736     0 ?        RN   Apr07  14:58 xmatrix
-root -
abe      20755  0.0  0.0  30600     0 ?        SN   Apr07  18:17 emacs
postfix  20720  0.0  0.0   5484     0 ?        S    Apr07   0:01 pickup -l
-t fi
abe      20567  0.0  0.0   5880     0 ?        Ss+  Apr07   0:04 -zsh
abe      20566  0.0  0.0   8448     0 ?        S    Apr07   3:16
/usr/sbin/sshd
[...]

_All_ processes show a START date of Apr07 (IIRC not only today but
also a few days ago). Since I bought and installed the machine last
week, it can't be April 2008 or earlier. And since we still have March
2009, it can't be April 2009. So that value is quite bogus. I would
expect it fetches the data from the wrong place or so.

Additionally all RSS, %CPU and %MEM values show also fixed values,
namely "0.0" for %CPU and %MEM and "0" for RSS while top shows
believable values in all those columns.

The TTY column always shows "?" which could have similar reasons.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
Architecture: kfreebsd-i386 (i686)

Kernel: kFreeBSD 7.1-1-686-smp
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages procps depends on:
ii  libc0.1                   2.9-6          GNU C Library: Shared
libraries
ii  libncurses5               5.7+20090314-1 shared libraries for terminal
hand
ii  lsb-base                  3.2-22         Linux Standard Base 3.2 init
scrip

Versions of packages procps recommends:
ii  psmisc                        22.6-1     Utilities that use the proc
filesy

procps suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information
 
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