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SubjectRe: interrupt count (/proc/stat) change in 2.4.19-pre9
On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 11:04:13PM -0500, Todd R. Eigenschink wrote:
> Is it trying to induce some sort of intentional overflow in the
> interrupt count, or is there some other big-picture change that
> requires this? I see the comment from the BK changeset, but I still
> don't understand the purpose.

It's a brown paper bag. By making the counts 9 digits long, the bug in
the old code that the patch fixed was triggered.

-ben
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