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SubjectRe: Kernel 2.0.35 limits
On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 10:27:35PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Just this morning, our firewall get a kernel panic after 500 days of
> > uptime.
>
> Interesting very interesting in fact. There is a 497 day wrap on the kernel but
> it should do nothing more than send the uptime back to zero. Im not sure
> how the crash fits in to this but it could be significant that its about
> the wrap time

there is a division by zero possibilty in the 2.0.35 do_fast_gettimeoffset
(there is a division by jiffies, which is 0 for one tick). Our department
server got struck by this at the jiffies rollover some time ago.

Thomas.

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