Way OT: How long does your box run for?
Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
kdk at daleco.biz
Fri Sep 3 08:23:57 PDT 2004
Robert Huff wrote:
>Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. writes:
>> IIRC, Netcraft now claims that most
>> new FreeBSD builds "reset" to zero after 400-something days, so
>> some of their statistics may be no longer as valid...
> From the NetCraft FAQ:
>Why do some Operating Systems never show uptimes above 497 days ?
> The method that Netcraft uses to determine the uptime of a
> server is bounded by an upper limit of 497 days for some
> Operating Systems (see above). It is therefore not possible to
> see uptimes for these systems that go beyond this upper
> limit. Although we could in theory attempt to compute the true
> uptime for OS's with this upper limit by monitoring for
> restarts at the expected time, we prefer not to do this as it
> can be inaccurate and error prone.
> ... which is not exactly the same thing.
Point taken. Typing faster than thinking is dangerous;
particularly when not looking at the datum to which one
is referring. Thank you.
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