[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.

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

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