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SubjectRe: jiffies rollover, uptime etc.
On Mon, 18 Feb 2002, Oliver Hillmann wrote:

> Hello,
>
> yes, I know this is defenitely no new issue (maybe its none to you
> anyway), since I found posts about this dating from 1998: the
> jiffies counter rolls over after approx. 497 days uptime, which
> causes the uptime to roll over as well, and seems to cause some
> other irretation in the system itself (my pc speaker starting
> beeping constantely...)

See
http://www.lib.uaa.alaska.edu/linux-kernel/archive/2001-Week-47/0736.html
for a patch.
I intend to submit this for 2.4.19pre after some more testing and
feedback.

Also note that several patches for jiffies rollover bugs have gone into
2.4.18pre, maybe one of them fixes the speaker driver.

Tim

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