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SubjectRe: Nasty suprise with uptime
On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > and received a nasty surprise. The uptime, which had been 496+ days
> > on Friday, was back down to a few hours. I was ready to lart somebody
> > with great vigor when I realized the uptime counter had simply wrapped
> > around.
> >
> > So, I thought to myself, at least the 2.4 kernels on our new boxes won't
> It wraps at 496 days. The drivers are aware of it and dont crash the box

You mean there was a time when uptime>496days would crash a system?

If so, approximtely when did that get fixed?

(I'm thinking back to an as yet unexplained crash of a 2.0.38 system at
~496days uptime :-( )


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