Tiger uptime thread!

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mkrishnan

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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:

22:43 up 6 days, 5:47, 2 users, load averages: 0.44 0.56 0.55
 

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Blackheart said:
This screenshot was taken just before I upgraded to Tiger.
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
 

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

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TreeHugger said:
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.)
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? :)
 

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

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mkrishnan said:
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.
I think the other user was "console". Remember reading it a long long long time ago. Makes sense, what with Console.app and all.
 

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mkrishnan said:
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
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
 

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

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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.
 

Lacero

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

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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...
 

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wrc fan said:
(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)
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.
 

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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).
 

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