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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] net/ipv4/*, net/core/neighbour.c jiffies cleanup
    On Nov 08, 2001  20:54 +0300, wrote:
    > I want to _ask_ one thing people working on these changes.
    > _Please_, defer this edit to 2.5. The changes are very good,
    > but time for them is very bad.
    > When I wrote this code the macros did not exist.

    Well, Alan said the same thing, and I went and checked - the macros existed
    since 2.1.106, probably the last time there was a "jiffies wrap" effort. It
    is more likely that nobody knows about them, because nobody uses them,
    because nobody knows about them, etc.

    > However, this code is right, take my word. Hence, it is pure maintanance
    > problem and as soon as main reader of this code is me, I would be glad to
    > see the changes, but only having no deadlines.

    If people don't want to see them, that is fine with me - they will stop.

    Tim and I were only trying to fix instability that he noticed when
    initializing jiffies to some large pre-wrap value. If people are OK
    with 2.4 Linux boxes hanging after 497 days, that is fine with me.

    The only box I have that could stay up that long is my router (486/33),
    and it does not have a UPS so it is not likely to actually make it
    (record is 6 months or so).

    Cheers, Andreas
    Andreas Dilger

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