[ntp:questions] strange time behaviour

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Mon May 25 23:08:08 UTC 2009


In article <a8a58913-1ed4-482d-b54f-2b234905b465 at z9g2000yqi.googlegroups.com>,
 vhfmeyer at t-online.de writes:
>On 25 Mai, 17:37, "David J Taylor" <david-tay... at blueyonder.not-this-
>part.nor-this.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
>
>> 1165 hours - 2^32 milliseconds.
>>
>> Sounds like something rolled over.....
>>
>> Supposedly this was once a Windows problem, although I've never
>> encountered it. =A0You are reading a millisecond value with a 32-bit
>> counter, and it's top bit is overflowing.
>
>That was my first thought, too. But 2^32 milliseconds give 49 days and
>17 hours. Where are those 28 hours gone?

1024 vs 1000 ??

By my qqick math, the difference is 27.3 hours.

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