Thread-ID - how much could be?

Cameron Simpson cs at
Fri Sep 12 05:41:00 CEST 2014

On 12Sep2014 11:29, Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:
>[...]maxint. I know that some Linux
>systems can have an uptime over a year, perhaps even two years, but I think
>that nearly 300 years is asking a bit much.

2 years is nothing. Unless they have a particularly buggy kernel, most UNIX 
systems, Linux included, will stay up almost indefinitely. We've definitely had 
systems up for well over 2 years.

>Your hardware probably won't
>keep working that long.

300 years? Probably not. Regrettably.

Cameron Simpson <cs at>

We need a taxonomy for 'printing-that-is-no-longer-printing.'
- overhead by WIRED at the Intelligent Printing conference Oct2006

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