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SubjectRe: jiffies rollover, uptime etc.
> counter, and I'm currently digging into that area... Stuff like a pc
> speaker driver going wild bothers me a bit more...

Fix the speaker driver I guess is the answer. It shouldnt have done that.

> Could anybody perhaps tell me why he/she doesn't consider this a
> problem? And is there a fundamental problem with solving this in
> general? (I do see a problem with defining jiffies long long on x86,
> because it might break a lot of things and probably wouldnt perform
> as often as jiffies is touched... And you might sense I haven't
> been into kernel hacking much...)

Counting in long long is expensive and the drivers are meant to all use
roll over safe compares
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