Roughly half (74 our of 146) of my jobs don't get an 'stime' field reported via 'qstat -xf'. I've spot-checked ~75% of all records in server_priv/accounting/ with some one-shot scripting and eyeballs and found no issues, omissions, or missing job records. All other information in the qstat output matches up just fine. Accounting and qstat contents agree with stats reported by the jobs themselves. The missing stime field does not correlate with the job type, size, duration, topology, core placement, mpi use, redirections, pbs options, use of qalter, rerunnable, etc. There are multiple instances of one job script run multiple times in succession, with one instance in the middle of the series exhibiting the missing 'stime' and the rest not.
Anybody else? Just me? Am I drinking too much (or not enough)?
(I can produce specific output after it's sanitized, later tomorrow maybe.)