Tiger uptime thread!

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  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    So hopefully this is okay, since I haven't seen a thread specifically devoted to it. Anyone have a particularly long Tiger uptime?

    Preferably on GM / 10.4.0 or later (not a beta), and as reported by the uptime command. Not a competition, just curious if anyone has a really long uptime, like ever since the 29th. :D

    My longest is right at the moment:

     
  2. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    My computer is always on, my last uptime i checked it said 12 days.
     
  3. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Nice! So you're one of the luckiest no crashes no locks with Tiger gang! :) I just want to see how many there are!
     
  4. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    This screenshot was taken just before I upgraded to Tiger.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Nice! :) How did you get an uptime of 122 days? What version of Panther were you on? 10.3.7?

    And more importantly, how've you done since the 4th? :D
     
  6. TreeHugger macrumors 6502

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    I also didn't have any crashes yet with Tiger, but I'm still installing applications / updates after the clean install that require a restart.
    I also don't feel comfortable leaving my PB on for that long. Like I said somewhere else, it must be an old windows habit. Over time I hope to get used to not having to restart my machine every once in a while (used to be everyday on my PC.)
     
  7. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    The longest time I've had under Tiger is 17 days. Since the 10.4.1 update I've lost my glory. I use the Show Off widget.
     

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  8. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I hope you do! Sleep/wake is *the* way to go.... :)

    Daveway, 17 days is impressive. That's basically from the fateful Friday till 10.4.1 came out, right? :)
     
  9. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Does anyone know why uptime reports 2 users even if you only have 1 user account set up?



     
  10. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I think it's cuz root owns tasks that are running. It's probably an oooollllddd FAQ but I don't know the answer for sure either. :D

    Although the running coregraphics process is owned by the windowserver, which is distinct from both root and the user, and it doesn't seem to count. :confused: And users doesn't report root.
     
  11. After G macrumors 68000

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    I think the other user was "console". Remember reading it a long long long time ago. Makes sense, what with Console.app and all.
     
  12. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I stayed on 10.3.7 in an effort to prolong my uptime :D . I don't have great uptime for Tiger because of the newest patch and such... it's easier to live without a .8 or .9 patch, but living with a .0 is a bit rough. :p
     
  13. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    4 hours 40 minutes

    wooooo

    damn that kernal attack.
     
  14. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Count me in that group too. I didn't restart between installing Tiger and installing 10.4.1 :D
     
  15. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    It is because you are logged in twice. I'm sure now you're thinking, "What?!?! this guy is crazy..." But I tell you I am not. To see who is logged in, simply type "who" into the terminal.

    (Hint: the reason why you're logged in twice is one for the gui, one for the terminal. Open a 2nd terminal window and you'll see 3 users)

    Oh, and my uptime is: 1 day, 12:06. Not very impressive... but that's how long it's been since I installed 10.4.1. My Linux server on the other hand has been up 260 days, 11:18.
     
  16. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    Does your uptime get reset when you put your computer to sleep or log out?
    I rarely switch my powerbook off but I do log out when I leave the house.
     
  17. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    No, uptime only resets when you restart or shutdown the computer.
     
  18. Nermal Moderator

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    Mine's at a couple of hours - I removed a network card.
     
  19. Lacero macrumors 604

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    My uptime never reaches past 24 hours since I'm constantly booting between Panther and Tiger.
     
  20. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I was at over 19 days (in Tiger) before 10.4.1 and some new RAM arrived. I try not to reboot unless I really have to (I just sleep the PowerBook). I'm not sure what uptime my Mini is at. It's not on Tiger yet and has not been rebooted since 10.3.9 I don't think...
     
  21. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Ahhhh, nice call! I guess users didn't pick that up because it doesn't repeat list someone for multiple locations like who does. That makes much more sense now.
     
  22. Zaid macrumors 6502

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    but it's about to go down to update to 10.4.1
     
  23. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I've got 2 days, 20:51 of uptime since installing 10.4.1 - thanks go to the ShowOff widget. I've never had more than 30 days of uptime since, by then, I usually have to restart for some reason (software update, severe thunderstorm, power failure, network problems - never a kernel panic, though; it's been 467 days and counting since my last KP).
     
  24. sarae macrumors 6502

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    I'm at 11 days, 15:07. Figure I should install 10.1 today or tomorrow, so it begins all over again..
     
  25. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    What Mac OS X version are you currently running, sarae?
     
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