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SubjectRe: Nasty suprise with uptime
Vile Hernia wrote:

> BTW, on win95 the HZ is 1024, which caused it to _always_ crash if it ever
> reached 48.5 days of uptime. I've seen NT4 SMP to to crash at same point as
> well (though it doesn't do it always).

It's funny that windoze went for years
without anybody ever realizing about
the 49 day crash - heck, one crash
every 49 days is lost in the noise on
a windoze pee cee - no wonder they
never noticed.

OTOH, when our Linux uptimes went back
to zero at 497 days, I noticed immediately,
and screamed bloody murder until I found
it was just a timer wraparound.



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