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SubjectRe: [timer] max timeout
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Mark Frazer <mark@somanetworks.com> said:

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> The output of `find . -type f | xargs grep 'jiffies +'` would suggest
> that there are a few latent bugs as jiffies grows to values near the
> top of its range. I guess this hasn't turned up as 0x7fffffff / (100 *
> 3600 * 24) = 248.55.

There were patches floating around a _long_ time ago (2.1-ish AFAIR) that
allowed you to start your system at any jiffy. Many people checked out what
happens on jiffie rollover then. Might be a good idea to do that again...
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