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SubjectRe: uptime increases during suspend
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Hi,

On Monday 27 March 2006 20:40, john stultz wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-03-25 at 16:02 +0100, Jonathan Black wrote:
> > I'd like to enquire about the following behaviour:
> >
> > $ uptime && sudo hibernate && uptime
> > 14:18:51 up 1 day, 4:12, 2 users, load average: 0.58, 3.30, 2.42
> > 14:23:46 up 1 day, 4:17, 2 users, load average: 20.34, 7.74, 3.91
> >
> > I.e. the system was suspended to disk for 5 minutes, but the value
> > reported by 'uptime' has increased by as much, as if it had actually
> > continued running during that time.
>
> Yes, I don't know exactly when it was changed, but jiffies is now
> updated when we return from suspend, which causes the uptime to
> effectively increase while we are suspended.

IIRC on x86_64 jiffies has always been updated in timer_resume(),
but this did not cause uptime to behave like that until recently.

There must have been an unrelated change somewhere in the time-handling
code that made this behavior appear, but I haven't found it yet.

> [snip]
> > The way it is now, one can essentially "cheat": suspend a machine, put
> > it in the cupboard for a couple of weeks, resume it and claim a
> > respectable uptime, because the uptime value only reflects how long ago
> > the system was first booted up, with no regard to how much of that time
> > it has actually been running.
>
> Well, anyone can hack their kernel to say whatever uptime they want, so
> I'm not to worried about cheating. Are you seeing an actual bug here?
>
> > Would it be possible to get the old behaviour back?
>
> Why exactly do you want this behavior? Maybe a better explanation would
> help stir this discussion.

Apparently it makes some people's setups break.

Greetings,
Rafael
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