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View Poll Results: What is the uptime on your main Linux desktop?
Less than a day 65 27.78%
1 - 10 days 52 22.22%
11-30 days 39 16.67%
31-100 days 24 10.26%
101 - 364 days 21 8.97%
Over 1 year 9 3.85%
Over 2 years 8 3.42%
Over 3 years 4 1.71%
Over 5 years 8 3.42%
Over 10 years 4 1.71%
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:16 AM   #1
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What is the uptime on your main Linux desktop?


The Official LQ Poll Series continues. This time we want to know: What is the uptime on your main Linux desktop? Based on feedback, we may have a server based uptime poll next. Let us know what you think.

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Old 03-15-2016, 11:31 AM   #2
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Reboot for kernel upgrade ... upgrades happen too often.
 
Old 03-15-2016, 11:38 AM   #3
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While Ksplice has been around for many years, live kernel patching is now in mainline (with Red Hat working on kpatch and SUSE on kGraft).

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Old 03-15-2016, 11:47 AM   #4
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My Arch Machine has been up for about 3 months now. Before that i had a Mint machine that i used for a couple of years.
 
Old 03-15-2016, 11:50 AM   #5
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What prize do you get for "Over 10 years" uptime?
 
Old 03-15-2016, 12:23 PM   #6
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12 days, kernel upgrade
 
Old 03-15-2016, 12:32 PM   #7
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I shut my desktop down every night and turn it back on again every day, so that's not going to get over a days uptime. My laptop probably has a couple of months uptime, but it has been hibernating most of that time and only gets used an hour or two a day .
 
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Old 03-15-2016, 12:45 PM   #8
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It was up for over six months before the 5-day power outage we had on Christmas Eve, been up since then, no runs, no drips, no errors.

It's Slackware 64-bit 14.1 stable.

My two data base servers (Slackware 32-bit 14.1 Stable) were running for over a year without reboot before the power outage.
 
Old 03-15-2016, 12:57 PM   #9
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I turn my desktop off when not in use. I know this isn't a server poll, but I checked on my fax server and it had an uptime of 380 days or so. We ignore it, and it just keeps running. After a year we blew the dust off of it and plugged in a monitor just to see what it was. Aha! Our long lost fax server!

- Linux. It just works.
 
Old 03-15-2016, 01:47 PM   #10
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My desktop has an AMD FX8120 CPU -- so it only stays on when I am at home and require the heating power. That and I run Sid so a kernel upgrade isn't rare.
My laptop gets a couple of days up time with hibernation but, again, running Sid means updates.
I suspect my desktop is powered off more times than required by software but I'd rather that than try to return home to Chernobyl.
 
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Old 03-15-2016, 02:21 PM   #11
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I reboot every month or two due to kernel updates, so my uptimes are rarely longer than that.
 
Old 03-15-2016, 02:25 PM   #12
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I reboot once a week whether it needs it or not.
 
Old 03-15-2016, 02:57 PM   #13
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my desktop has been up and running on my desktop for over 2 centuries...well before the 90's at least, when i had it on the floor.
some ozzy.moron kept pecking at my memory chip and i realized a desktop does not work as well on the floortop. now my desktop lives on its namesake but sometimes when it isnt running well it runs off the desktop back to where it was before on the floor.

i fear i may have failed your poll and it might be slightly askew if you ask me...
even though my desktop is always ON my desktop...i turn it off when i am done desktopping.
usually its on for most of the day but sometimes most of the day runs into some of the night of the day to come and none of the poll choices include night choices
so then being on the horns of a pickle of a dilemma i picked the first pick able choice applicable...
less than a day is not rite cause then my uptime would start at night..
so: 1 - 10 days = 9 and thats about the time i get up to suit up my pooter...
turn off time is calculated in base nine by.nine.ary time
on by nine and off by nine but not usually nine at night because although i have been know to sit at the screen of know.ledge for 81 hours straight (9x9) my nine by nine is addictive math not multiplied math 9x9=9+9=18

so...usually 18 hours run time before shutdowns and shutups (opposite of shutdowns) occur in less time than uptimes...
thats the short answer thank you

what is my main.frame.up time vs main.pain.down time
perhaps that is a poll for another time
 
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:04 PM   #14
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Time to put away the bong methinks.
 
Old 03-15-2016, 03:13 PM   #15
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Time to put away the bong methinks.
i would if i could but i cannot find the volume control for sound effects
intrigued by the origins of your user name... any relation to suicidalchokehold
please do not look askance at my i.q. (innocent question) i am not trying to be smart
 
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