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Re: [suse-security] uptime of a server
  • From: Robert Davies <rob_davies@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 12:11:02 +0100
  • Message-id: <200309081211.02734.rob_davies@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 08 Sep 2003 11:59, Markus Gaugusch wrote:
> On Sep 8, mailinglists <mailinglists@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > my primary dns server was up for 500 days. Now I see in top that it's
> > been up for only 3 days. No trace of reboot neither in messages nor in
> > last log. Does top start over at 0 if a certain amount of up-days have
> > been reached? Or how do I have to interprete that?
> I think there is an overflow at around 480 days. Look at /proc/uptime,
> maybe there is another value there.

There has been some discussion of uptime wraparound in summary articles of
kernel development on, IIRC some fixes went in last year, so
you could check the exact max. reportable uptime for different kernel
versions by googling for it.


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