Re: Jiffies Wraparound (was Re: interrupt counts)

Herbert Rosmanith (
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 01:56:32 +0200 (MET DST)

to me, a solution to the jiffie wraparound could be either a
64 bit absolute counter or a 32 bit delta. programms would then
not use the variable "jiffies", but a routine "get_delta_jiffie()"
which hides the counter internally and resets it to 0 very time
it is called. of course, this would require changed all over the
place, but installing a 64 bit counter would also ...