Still getting 'calcru: runtime went backwards'

Mike Jakubik mikej at
Fri Jul 7 18:43:28 UTC 2006

John Baldwin wrote:
> That is partly because when you run top it queries the resource usage of the 
> various processes via fill_kinfo_proc().  When you don't run top, no one is 
> asking for the resource usage numbers, so the kernel doesn't waste time 
> calculating them.

Right, also running ps has the same effect. But why do these messages occur?

> In both cases your errors are for a long-running kernel process that's been up 
> since boot.  What's the uptime on your box?

Not sure what the uptime was, this box is not in production yet so i 
shut it off regularly. I would guess under an hour.

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