Monitoring process run time

Posted on 2005-04-28
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Is there a function or module that I can use to check the run time of a process on a Windows server so that I can kill it if it has exceeded a certain amount of time? If so, could you please point me in the right direction? I believe there is a tool in the resource kit that I could utilize, but I would like to not go external if there's a way for me to do it in perl.

Question by:David Aldridge
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manav_mathur earned 186 total points
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Have you tried going through this


Sorry, but I wont be able to help further than looking thru CPAN, as I have never implemented this kind of thing.

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by:David Aldridge
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I got the win32-process-info module and I get a lot (read LOT) of information back from it , but I can't find the time running info.
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FishMonger earned 189 total points
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The module won't give you the runtime directly, you'll need to calculated it based on the process "CeationDate" (i.e., subtract the CreationDate timestamp from the current time and output it in the desired format).  This example doesn't do the calculation but, should help.

use Win32::Process::Info;

$pi = Win32::Process::Info->new();
@info = $pi->GetProcInfo ();   # Get the max

for (0..$#info) {
   next unless defined $info[$_]{'Name'};
   print "Process ID: $info[$_]{'Handle'}\n";
   print "\tProcess Name: $info[$_]{'Name'}\n";
   print "\tProccess Created: " . scalar localtime($info[$_]->{'CreationDate'}) . "\n\n"

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by:David Aldridge
ID: 13899409
I really appreciate you guys help. It looks like I will have to make a call to an external process. I have found "pslist" which looks like it might give me what I need. If you don't mind, I will split the points between you two.

Thanks for your help!

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