jiffies value in 2.4 and 2.6 kernels
I just came to know that jiffies intialised to -5 minutes in 2.6 kernels,whereas it was zero, basically it will report the uptime from last boot.
1.Why this has been changed to -5 minutes in 2.6?
2.If the application is written using 2.4 kernels using the times,then wht are all the things we need to consider before porting it to 2.6 kernels.
3. Also i see that do_div is returning the rem,that means it always returns
one of the values from the range 0-base,this is wht we intended for?
If there are any previous posts related to this,please point me them.
Please let me know.