Re: how long do systems stay up you ask? a comparison shop.

John Boyer (
Thu, 19 Jun 1997 08:21:46 -0500

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Well, this is enough to lure me out of lurk mode. A closet M$ lover can't
stand a dare like this.

>first, if there is such a command (i'm sure joeB will tell us), i

>challenge any user on the group to find an NT system that has stayed

>up over, say, a month. you find one, i'll buy you dinner.

I have access to a few dozen NT boxes that have run for over a month. They
are in my client's system integration bay being tested (pounded on) before
they will be installed in nuke plants.

Not even Cygnus makes an uptime command. So attached is a quick and dirty.
I did this for my own use this morning because I absolutely hate using the
event log. Needless to say it hasn't been tested very well. Actually, this
is a sort of a joke, because the counter I used will reset every 49 days.
But given the NT experience of some of you, this shouldn't be a problem.

(BTW: _My_ NT box hasn't been up very long only because it's a notebook).


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#include <windows.h>
#define MSPDAY 86400000
void main(void)
DWORD dwCount,dwDays, dwHrs, dwMins;
/* get number of milliseconds since last boot*/
dwCount =3D GetTickCount();
dwDays =3D dwCount / MSPDAY;
dwHrs =3D (dwCount - dwDays * MSPDAY) / (1000*60*60);
dwMins =3D ( (dwCount - dwDays * MSPDAY - dwHrs *(1000*60*60) ) / =
printf("Up %3d days, %2d:%2d, One User, Load Average: who =