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I am just curious about this.

The jiffies variable, which the kernel uses to keep track of time, is an
unsigned long, which is 4 bytes in my system. That means, it can count
upto 497 days (and a few hours more). Does this mean that the maximum
uptime that we can get out of a linux system is 497 days? Is a reboot
mandatory after that? Will the system go haywire if the uptime goes
beyond this limit?


The prompt for all occasions:
export PS1="F:\$(pwd | tr '/[a-z]' '\134\134[A-Z]')> "
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