top incorrectly reporting process time

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Nov 28 02:18:52 PST 2008

Ott Köstner wrote:

> Here is the problem. top returns only 9:42 -- the time of the first 
> thread. ps returns the sum of the thread times, which is correct.

OK, I thought you were claiming the numbers were completely unrelated. 
Yeah, top and ps are just reporting different things (runtime of one 
thread vs total runtime of all threads).  top may have a configuration 
option about aggregating the thread runtimes, or it may require a source 
code change.


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