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SubjectRe: [Patch] Re: Nasty suprise with uptime
On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Gerhard Mack wrote:

> Why exactly do we use the jiffie count for calculating uptime? Why not
> just record the startup time and compare when needed?
>
>
> Gerhard
>
Because you get it for free. The counter is necessary for time-outs
so you need it. If it starts at zero, you get uptime in HZ.

Cheers,
Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.


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