RE: vmstat -s "boot time" Redhat Linux

From: Matthew Zito <>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 11:05:59 -0500
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That is the actual time in seconds since the epoch (unix time) that the machine was started. It's stored in /proc/stat, and vmstat just grabs the raw value and displays it with a slightly better label (it's btime in /proc/stat).

So, in other words, take that unix time, convert it to a human-readable time, adn you've got when the machine was booted.



Matthew Zito
Chief Scientist
GridApp Systems
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From: on behalf of Ethan Post Sent: Fri 11/13/2009 10:57 AM
To: oracle-l
Subject: vmstat -s "boot time" Redhat Linux  

Anyone know what the value "boot time" is suppose to measure?

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