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SubjectRe: signed int for interrupts??
On Mon, 9 Sep 1996, Marty Leisner wrote:

> Now I'm confused...2**31 is a huge number.
> If you have interrupts at 1 Megahertz, (10**6), you still have a big
> enough number for 10*25 seconds of interrupts.

Huge, but not huge enough. This large number of interrupts comes from a
Cyclades multi-port card. When the system is busy (50 or so PPP
sessions), each Cyclades card can generate around 2000 interrupts per
second...about 20x as many as the timer.

64-bit unsigned ints would be nice.

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