Re: Jiffies Wraparound (was Re: interrupt counts)

Robert Nichols (
Wed, 21 Aug 1996 00:48:17 GMT

In article <4vbt5c$>,
Thomas Koenig <> wrote:
:What about adding an option 'Test jiffie wraparound' to the
:'kernel hacking' section of the configuration? This could be used
:to set that jiffies wrap around (configurable via a boot option,
:for example).

Why get so complicated? Just build a test kernel with a 1-line patch to
kernel/sched.c so that jiffies is initialized to 10 minutes before
doomsday instead of 0. You're going to be making patches anyway to fix
any problems you find.

Bob Nichols
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