Weird Linode Behavior
Here is an example of my bogus 'ps' output:
root 24686 0.0 1.1 2648 708 pts/0 R Nov26 0:00 ps
Note that the ps command itself has a date of Nov26, even though I just ran it less than a minute ago at around 1:50 pm PDT Nov. 24.
Any ideas? I have a feeling that the dates listed by ps somehow come from the host system, instead of the Linode kernel, and that the host system may have a bad date …
17:02:02 up 56 days, 7:31, 1 user, load average: 1.11, 0.34, 0.10
This is wrong - my Linode was last booted on Sep. 25, which was 60 days ago.
I think there is something wrong with the way that Linodes keep track of time with respect to the host system. This might cause both the uptime inaccuracy and the process start time inaccuracy.