Re: unstable? nah. :-)
Anthony Towns <email@example.com> wrote:
> No it wouldn't; it'd just require you to have two extra ints, and something that
> ran every so often (and as part of any syscall that tells userspace the uptime),
> that does:
> static unsigned last_uptime = 0;
> static unsigned wraps = 0;
> if (uptime < last_uptime) wraps++;
> last_uptime = uptime;
> You could probably even do it in userspace, really, with some care.
This is the most sensible answer I've heard about this (and I've
bitched about the limitation a lot). Maybe it's time for me to delve into
the kernel source for the first time in 10 years.