multiprocessing and process run time

Thomas Robitaille thomas.robitaille at
Fri Jun 19 10:40:11 EDT 2009


I'm making use of the multiprocessing module, and I was wondering if there
is an easy way to find out how long a given process has been running for.
For example, if I do

import multiprocessing as mp
import time

def time_waster():

p = mp.Process(target=time_waster)


Is there a way that I can then find how long p has been running for? I
figured I can use to get the PID of the process, but I'm not sure
where to go from there. Is there an easy way to do this?


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