[RndTbl] System accounting misbehaviour in MacOS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Tue Nov 3 14:37:02 CST 2015

After Adam's mini-presentation on classic UNIX system accounting (sa, 
lastcomm) at the October meeting, I decided to set it up on various 
Linux and MacOS X systems I maintain.  I came across a curious issue 
under MacOS X, where timestamps were correct for root processes, but 
wrong for everyone else.  Turns out, I'm not alone in noticing this...


I haven't found any solution to this, nor anything from Apple 
documenting this.  I imagine this is not likely to be a priority issue 
for anyone, though.

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