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Old 10-14-2003, 04:25 AM   #31
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The company I work for found a box a couple of months ago with an uptime of nigh on 4 years. Cant remember what OS it was running though.

It didnt do an awful lot I seem to remember. Trouble was it had a huge memory fragmentation problem meaning that what it did do was horribly slow :-(

I seem to remember that straws were drawn as to who was going to have to reboot it, everyone was sure that it wouldnt come back up ;-P

In the end it was sorted without a reboot, so we'll never know!
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:26 AM   #32
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Personally, I haven't managed to go above around a month. But that's becuase I keep on tweaking and adding hardware - I've never noticed any performance difference though. That's running slack.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:36 AM   #33
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My longest workstation's uptime is just 2 days.. because I want to go to sleep (and I only run apache for personal things)

and besides, the race makes me feel a useles, if you look at the top 10 uptimes
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:54 AM   #34
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364 days RH7 2.2.16-22

AMD K7 Athlon 800MHz 1Gb ram 80Gb HDD

Didn't do much with it, it basically run samba, a web server, FTP server, collected my mail and I used it for sending mail also. Tried playing games on it, but that was simply a no-go area!

It's all change now though, as it is running 2.6.0 and is rebooted every other day, as I am now playing with it a lot more...

I've also got a 4-processor sparc, which has been running RH 6.2 for a few months, basically doing not a lot, but as the winter is approching here, power cuts can be a problem.

I do have a lot of complaints about Linux, don't get me wrong, but on the "stay-alive" stakes, it is the buisness.

What I did do with my Athlon though, was to remove the Voodoo 3dfx card as it was getting VERY hot, and replaced it with a crappy SiS card, which run pretty cool. Didn't want things that hot in there when it was simply getting left to run for weekes at a time with no attention at all.

It was pretty cool, last year on holiday, as I could check it was still running, by using my wap mobile, I had test up a simply wap page, and every day or so, I checked it. Sad or what...
 
Old 10-14-2003, 08:47 AM   #35
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Re: Longest Uptime for Linux, something you deal with. Not heard of or read about.

Quote:
Originally posted by dalek

Mine is 4 weeks on a old AMD 400MHz using Mandrake 9.1 with a 30GB hard drive. Had to cut off because of storm and no UPS.



R u pretty happy with 9.1, i installed 9.2 on one of my machines and had some minor problems like the JRE plug in not working anymore, but I've since d/l 9.1 and might upgrate my other 9.0 box to 9.1.

Would you recommend that ?

- perry
 
Old 10-14-2003, 10:50 AM   #36
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Post perry

I'm pretty happy with it. It seems pretty stable. Most of the problems I have is related to some other issue like the NVIDIA drivers screwing up x.

I plan to order Mandrake 9.2 as soon as it is available. I have the rc2 thing installed but it sucks. Won't let me install software and no file manager - super user program. Not that I can find anyway.

On Gentoo, if you are carefull and follow the how to it's not that bad. Read it at least twice and then try to work on it. You can do it from Mandrake instead of the CD, at least I did. I was surfing the net when compiling the kernel. Linux does so well on multi-tasking. I did have to start over a coule of times though. I would mess up something. I also did mine just from the CD, no downloading. 24K connection. Enough said. Don't want to start ranting here. Oh boy here it comes, the rant that is.

Better go



 
Old 10-14-2003, 11:34 AM   #37
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The Linux kernel (at least up to 2.4.2) has a flaw: It computes the result of the "uptime" based on the internal "jiffies" counter, which counts the time since boot, in units of 10 milliseconds.
This is typecast as an "unsigned long" - on the Intel boxes, that's an unsigned 32-bit number.
Well, it turns out that in a 32-bit number, you can store 497.1 days before the number wraps. So all the numbers higher than this on this list are because:

* They are not Intel architectures
* They have sent in updates on both sides of the wrap, and my scripts have successfully correlated them and concluded that it was a wrap, not a reboot.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 11:58 AM   #38
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Longest uptime ?

Win 98 se. 800mhz P3, 256 meg ram, (can't remember anything more) Ran as ftp-server for over 8 months on adsl. Crashed when i turned on the screen and plugged in a usb-mouse.

Linux: p90, slackware 3,1, 64meg ram ??hd (probably some megabyte, was only one) it ran for almost a year, then i had to move.

Right now i guess my rec with any OS must be around a week.
(dualbooting)
 
Old 10-14-2003, 12:16 PM   #39
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid
I'm the opposite, I need my fans running in the background or I can't sleep at all..
Too funny! I'm the same way, without one of my 3-4 boxes running it seems too quiet.

I had a test server box up and going for so long once that when I finally rebooted it I forgot what the user and root passwords were, thank goodness for bootable distros. I think that server was up for over 6 months.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 12:48 PM   #40
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A night without the fans?
I can't sleep, there's to many other scary noises in the dark then

*had a fan running on batteries with him on camping, to make sure that he would sleep* I didn't need it though.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 02:58 PM   #41
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My home firewall (Astaro firewall distro) is a Pentium 120 with 32MB and two 3Com nics and a 140MB HD has been up 483 days -- that's how long my UPS has been in use.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 07:10 PM   #42
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He He, I had 3 win98se boxes networked together running full time for 9 months crunching data for Seti @ home.........ran up 1300 data units........the average was 1 data unit every 7 hours.........I got bored so took it all down........I did belong to the Art Bell group........I might crank these boxes back up and change to LQ group...............
 
Old 10-15-2003, 08:51 AM   #43
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I have a Ppro 200 I bought second hand from ebay, with 3 scsi disks. It's sitting in a shelf at home doing some webhosting and file server with samba.

it's running redhat7.3
[oli@halogen oli]$ uptime
10:52pm up 298 days, 6:07, 2 users, load average: 0.01, 0.00, 0.00

I'm very happy with it considering it was purchased used from eBay!
 
Old 10-15-2003, 11:25 AM   #44
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Re: perry

Quote:
Originally posted by dalek
I'm pretty happy with it. It seems pretty stable. Most of the problems I have is related to some other issue like the NVIDIA drivers screwing up x.

I plan to order Mandrake 9.2 as soon as it is available. I have the rc2 thing installed but it sucks. Won't let me install software and no file manager - super user program. Not that I can find anyway.



thanks for the heads up, i'm finding rc2 to generally so so but i think the version i got (d/l) is a little premature given that i simply cannot get that jre plugin working

also, which is easier, upgrading from 9.0 to 9.1 or downgrading from 9.2 to 9.1 (i got two boxes)

ideally, i'd like to be able to boot into each and setup a separate root and /usr for 9.1

something tells me, it just don't really work like that

cheers

- perry


 
Old 10-15-2003, 11:54 AM   #45
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It does work for some but I see a lot of problems with it, rc2.

I usually set up my partitions like this:

/ <root>
/usr <mostly program. Usually pretty big too>
/home <very good idea>

The /home can be a life saver. If you have to reinstall for some reason you hit F1 and type in expert. Select custom partitioning when it asks. Then point the installer to the proper partitions, mount point, then in the next screen it will ask what you want to format. Put a x next to everything but the partition for /home. After the install the documents folder and most all of your settings are still there.

Upgrade. hmmmm. I would do a fresh install myself. You may want to try it but it may not work or may not be as stable. Nothing to lose I guess.

Downgrade. You should have a entry in your bootloader for "old linux". Just select it and rock on.

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