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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.15-pre9
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In article <Pine.LNX.4.33.0111221046170.1479-100000@penguin.transmeta.com> 
torvalds@transmeta.com claimed this objective:
>
>On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Anuradha Ratnaweera wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 10:44:30PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> >
>> > I think I'm ready to hand this over to Marcelo.
>>
>> Aren't you going to include Tim Schmielau's patch to handle uptime larger than
>> 497 days? It is a cool feature we always liked to have.
>
>Quite frankly, right now I'm in "handle only bugs that can crash the
>system mode". Anything that takes 497 days to see is fairly low on my
>priority list. My highest priority, in fact, is to get 2.4.15 out without
>any embarrassment.

Back in the 60's when GE was still a mainframe manufacturer they had a
counter which rolled over at about 35 days. When it started failing
their competitors had good time with "GECOS fails to fail as expected."
That *is* an embarrassment.

con06:news> uptime
9:56am up 427 days, 19:00, 2 users, load average: 0.87, 0.88, 0.83

--
bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
His first management concern is not solving the problem, but covering
his ass. If he lived in the middle ages he'd wear his codpiece backward.
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