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SubjectRe: Nasty suprise with uptime
On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 06:46:03PM +1100, Neale Banks wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > > 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
> >
> > It wraps at 496 days. The drivers are aware of it and dont crash the box
>
> 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.
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