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SubjectRe: [OT] 1500 days uptime.
jdow wrote:

> From: "Nick Warne" <nick@linicks.net>
>
>> On Tuesday 29 November 2005 00:31, Wakko Warner wrote:
>>
>>> Bill Davidsen wrote:
>>> > Nick Warne wrote:
>>> > >Hi all,
>>> > >
>>> > >BrrrrrrrrrrrrBrrrr
>>> > >
>>> > >That was me blowing my own trumpet again :-)
>>> > >
>>> > >Re:
>>> > >http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0407.1/0651.html
>>> > >
>>> > >Now just hit 1500 days:
>>> > >
>>> > >-
>>> > >[nick@486Linux nick]$ last -xf /var/run/utmp runlevel
>>> > >runlevel (to lvl 3) Sun Oct 14 16:07 - 21:41
>>> > >(1502+06:34)
>>> > >
>>> > >utmp begins Sun Oct 14 16:07:40 2001
>>> > >-
>>> > >
>>> > >Utterly remarkable - the box gets no maintenance at all.
>>> >
>>> > But it clearly gets a very reliable flavor of electricity...
>>> >
>>> > >I would love to know how much data it has delivered, but alas, in
>>> 2001 I
>>> > >wasn't up-to-speed with that sort of thing :-)
>>> >
>>> > We got one to 1460 or so, then got BSOD on the controller which
>>> switches
>>> > from the UPS to the diesel when they get up to speed, dropped
>>> power on
>>> > the whole data center (at work).
>>> >
>>> > I think you have the record, though.
>>>
>>> I'm not sure about that one. =)
>>
>>
>> No, I wasn't even thinking that - just reporting what a wonderful job
>> it all is - and yes, power supply here in Pompey UK is good (but we
>> do pay thru' the nose for everything in the UK). The last time I
>> _did_ reboot that machine was when my kettle lead shorted out and
>> blew the fuses to my flats 240v supply ring main.
>>
>> According to the Linux counter site, there are more higher (my
>> machine is 3rd in the list):
>>
>> http://counter.li.org/reports/uptimestats.php
>
>
> There is an interesting point here that is worth noting. I don't think I
> would BEGIN to try this with a 2.6 based kernel. And I am not sure it is
> doable yet with a 2.4 kernel if the machine is to be exposed to the wild.
>
> {o.o} Joanne Dow
>
I got 0.99.4 to stay up 16 weeks ;-)

And the old GE/Honeywell 600 crashed due to rollover at 35 days, and we
hit the bug first three years after it was coded. Hardware is better!

--
bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
CTO TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with small computers since 1979

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