I've had 'accton' (in package psacct-6.3.2-63.el6_3.3.x86_64) turned on as I want to be able to report on a particular process (so I've written a script that will take the psacct file and get the information I want).
What I've not been able to determine is how forked process time is handled in relation to the parent and children processes.
Thus the question is:
Does the parent process have the accumulated time of all the children as well as itself? Does this relationship differ between system, user and elapsed time?
In my circumstance it's fairly important to understand this behaviour between the children and parent process time.
Thanks in advance,