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+[[!tag open_issue_gnumach]]
+# IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2012-07-05
+ <pinotree> braunr: wrt to mach: it seems to me it ticks every 10ms or so,
+ it is true?
+ <braunr> yes
+ <braunr> and it's not preemptible
+ <pinotree> braunr: that means a gnumach kernel currently has a maximum
+ uptime of almost 500 days
+ <braunr> pinotree: what do you mean ?
+ <pinotree> there's an int (or uint, i don't remember) variable that keeps
+ the tick count
+ <braunr> yes the tick variable should probably be a 64-bits type
+ <braunr> or a struct
+ <braunr> but the tick count should only be used for computation on "short"
+ delays
+ <braunr> and it should be safe to use it even when it overflows
+ <braunr> it's not the wall clock
+ <pinotree> i found that when investigating why the maximum timeout for a
+ mach_msg is like INT_MAX >> 2 (or 4) or something like that, also due to
+ the tick count
+ <braunr> iirc, in linux, they mostly use the lower 32-bits on 32-bits
+ architecture, updating the 32 upper only when necessary