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    SubjectNasty suprise with uptime
    Hi guys,

    This weekend I checked our mail/dns servers (on kernel 2.2.17-pre4)
    and received a nasty surprise. The uptime, which had been 496+ days
    on Friday, was back down to a few hours. I was ready to lart somebody
    with great vigor when I realized the uptime counter had simply wrapped
    around.

    So, I thought to myself, at least the 2.4 kernels on our new boxes won't

    have that silly, irritating limitation - or will they?

    I checked include/linux/kernel.h on my workstation, which is running
    2.4.14-pre3, and found that the uptime field in struct sysinfo is
    exactly
    the same as that in the 2.2. kernel on the mailservers, e.g.

    --- snip ---
    struct sysinfo {
    long uptime; /* Seconds since boot */
    --- snip ---

    Say it ain't so! maybe I'm a bit dense, but is the 2.4 kernel also going

    to wrap around after 497 days uptime? I'd be glad if someone would
    point out the error in my understanding.

    Thanks,

    jjs


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