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SubjectRe: Jiffies Wraparound (was Re: interrupt counts)
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> to me, a solution to the jiffie wraparound could be either a
> 64 bit absolute counter or a 32 bit delta. programms would then
> not use the variable "jiffies", but a routine "get_delta_jiffie()"
> which hides the counter internally and resets it to 0 very time
> it is called. of course, this would require changed all over the
> place, but installing a 64 bit counter would also ...

Heck, let's use the IPv6 solution: 128 bit numbers.

If I recall correctly, it was stated that this is more than enough
to count all the electrons in the known universe.

Forward all replies to linux-offtopic@binary9.net :-)

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