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SubjectRe: [Patch] Re: Nasty suprise with uptime
On Oct 31, 2001  19:35 +0100, Tim Schmielau wrote:
> Sorry, I forgot to set INITIAL_JIFFIES to zero before posting the patch.

Actually, it SHOULD stay non-zero to fix exactly those problems, otherwise
you need to wait a long time to test it... And the Linux development
process is "developers can't possibly test everything, so users need to
do testing as well.

> Testing with high INITIAL_JIFFIES values unfortunately still discloses
> instability after the wraparound even for an otherwise unpatched kernel.

Exactly my point. Leave it in.

> This of course needs to be
> #define INITIAL_JIFFIES 0
> for correct uptime display

Maybe for uptime display only, you could subtract INITIAL_JIFFIES from
jiffies, for printing, but leave the initial value as non-zero?

Cheers, Andreas
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Andreas Dilger
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2resize/
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/

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