Re: new goo for acct.h struct?

Carsten Paeth (
Tue, 2 Jul 1996 13:05:16 +0200 (MET DST)

> While we are at it: the current sizeof(struct acct) is 52. I think
> it would be nice to round it up to a nice power of 2 (64 or 128).
> Sometimes (after a crash) fsck likes to set the file size based on
> the number of blocks - most likely not a multiple of 52, and it
> confuses the accounting tools. Some padding (just in case we want
> to add something later) would be nice too.
> One more idea for accounting: log the device/inode of the executable.
> Sometimes more reliable than the command name (which the user can
> change to anything by creating a link to the program).

I like this idea. I vote for 128 bytes, 'cause if we add
pid, ppid, mem, io and rw, we are over 64 bytes.

> Marek