[nycbug-talk] FBSD sysutils/bsdstats

Brad Schonhorst bschonhorst at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 19:21:47 EDT 2006

On 8/10/06, Jeff Quast <af.dingo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/9/06, michael <lists at genoverly.net> wrote:
> > Funny.. the OP in those links put up another link as a reference:
> > (http://www.mreriksson.net/uptimes/) The Uptime Project.  I never
> > really understood that cheesy bravado.  Why would you want to brag that
> > you have not patched your box for the last 6 years?  And not just brag..
> > but to register it and have it available on a website, along side
> > other poorly maintained boxen.. like it is a badge of honor.
> >
> http://www.blahonga.org/~art/diffs/index.html
> "In various discussions one can often hear the argument "I can't
> reboot my machine, it will give me bad uptime.". For some reason some
> communities are using the uptime of a machine as a compensation for
> something else being small. This creates bad system administration
> practices.
> This diff remedies the problem by allowing people to enlarge their
> Epenis by arbitrarily adjusting their uptime through sysctl. Not
> tested other than that it builds. "
> Too funny. I send this patch out to anybody who just _has_ to mention
> their awsome uptime. What a joke.

If you take a look at some of the stats, its clear that the UpTime
stat has become meaningless.  Take a look at the top uptimes reported,
surely these have been falsified...

# OperatingSystem Total Uptime
1  Linux  40496 days
2  FreeBSD  31365 days
3  NetBSD  11613 days

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