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SubjectJiffies Wraparound (was Re: interrupt counts)
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Jon Lewis wrote:
>
> Just out of curiosity, what's going to happen in about 2 months when my
> irq 11 counter hits 4294967296? Will it happily wrap, or are things
> likely to get upset?

The one that really worries me is having the "jiffies" wrap around,
an event which will happen every 17 months or so on production systems.

A *lot* of the kernel will malfunction when that happens.

-ml

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