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SubjectRe: Nasty suprise with uptime
On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, J Sloan wrote:

> 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.
>
Seems to be a cultural diffrence between windows and linux users.

Probably something for ESR or whoever to do a paper on ;)

Gerhard


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