[PATCH] default ps -W process start time to system boot time when inaccessible, 0, -1

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sat Mar 23 20:37:00 GMT 2019

On 2019-03-23 12:41, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen writes:
>>> replacing one lie with another that is less easy to spot doesn't sound
>>> the right thing to do.  How about ps if reported "N/A" or something to
>>> that effect instead?
>> 1 Jan 1970 may also be a good hint...
> Well, that was the point: I can deduce just from that date that ps
> didn't actually get data for the start time.  If it starts replacing
> this with the start time of the system instead, it might take a while
> for me to see what is going on.

Are there non-startup system processes for which boot time is misleading?
If you need the truth use wmic, procexp64, or run ps in an elevated shell.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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