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Old 04-19-2008, 07:36 AM   #1
Theimon
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Network traffic monitor resets at 4GB?


As the title shows, I was wondering why my traffic monitor (default Gnome system monitor on Gentoo 2007.0 x86) resets itself at 4GB. I have been searching alot but I think I'm looking with the wrong keywords. I can't find anything :/

Who can enlighten me?
 
Old 04-19-2008, 09:28 AM   #2
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Probably because the monitor has used , int , in its code which is limited to count upto 4G only. (32 bits).

Now you might wonder why ? I think 32bits arithmetic is much much faster than 64 bit arithmetic on a 32 bit machine (which you probably have).
 
  


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