Bug 783143 - gnu time reports incorrect RAM usage
Summary: gnu time reports incorrect RAM usage
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 703865
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: time
Version: 6.2
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Petr Pisar
QA Contact: BaseOS QE - Apps
Depends On:
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Reported: 2012-01-19 14:13 UTC by Philippe Naudin
Modified: 2012-02-08 16:28 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-02-08 09:18:17 UTC
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test case (257 bytes, text/plain)
2012-02-08 09:10 UTC, Petr Pisar
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Description Philippe Naudin 2012-01-19 14:13:07 UTC
Description of problem:
GNU time reports 4 times too much "maxresident" memory usage.

The problem and the fix are described here : 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All versions at least up to 6.2

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. /usr/bin/time nano <some.file> # or any other command
2. from an other terminal, check the memory used by the command (with ps, htop,...)
3. end nano (or the other command) and compare the "maxresident" reported by time with what was found by the other tools.
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 2 Petr Pisar 2012-02-08 09:10:19 UTC
Created attachment 560194 [details]
test case

Comment 3 Petr Pisar 2012-02-08 09:18:17 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 703865 ***

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