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    SubjectRe: Nasty suprise with uptime
    On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 11:46:15PM -0800, you [Mike Fedyk] claimed:
    > On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 06:46:03PM +1100, Neale Banks wrote:
    > >
    > > You mean there was a time when uptime>496days would crash a system?
    > >
    > > If so, approximtely when did that get fixed?
    > >
    > > (I'm thinking back to an as yet unexplained crash of a 2.0.38 system at
    > > ~496days uptime :-( )
    >
    > AFAIK, the system didn't crash, but the uptime counter went down to zero.

    Oh yes, sometimes 2.0 kernel would crash at 497.1 days¹. I guess it depends
    on what you were doing at the time and what drivers and options you were
    using. I think most of the jiffies wraparound bugs were cleaned at the
    2.1.x time (so I have been told.)

    (I've experienced one such crash, I'm not sure whether it was 2.0.36 or
    2.0.38.)


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    ¹) it is 497.10 days or 2^32 seconds, not 496 days.
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