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    SubjectRe: uptime wrong in 2.5.70
    On Fri, 2003-06-13 at 13:34, george anzinger wrote:
    > Clemens Schwaighofer wrote:
    > > I a got a test vmware running with a 2.5.70 and I have sligh "overflow"
    > > with my uptime.
    > >
    > > gentoo root # uptime
    > > 22:29:47 up 14667 days, 19:08, 3 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    > Uptime currently reports a conversion of jiffies which is currently
    > jacked up to a few seconds short of 32 bits worth of jiffies (for
    > testing purposes).

    Any access to jiffies should be subtracting INITIAL_JIFFIES, so uptime
    should still work correctly. I've been unable to reproduce this problem,
    so if anyone else sees it I'd love to get more info.

    > I have a patch pending with Andrew to convert uptime to use the POSIX
    > monotonic clock which a) will start at 0 at boot time and b) will
    > account for NTP clock adjustments. Should give an uptime real close
    > to the best of watches (or even better) :)

    Sounds interesting.


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