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Bug 47104 - SNMP agent returns wrong uptime
SNMP agent returns wrong uptime
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ucd-snmp (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-03 05:42 EDT by Michal Žejdl
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:09 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-09 05:38:33 EST
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Description Michal Žejdl 2001-07-03 05:42:30 EDT
Description of Problem:

SNMP agent returns wrong uptime. After 24th day uptime jumps to 472 days
(roughly 496 - 24),
then goes on and after 496 jumps back to 0 (as I expected).

I saw this problem on all 7.1 instalations, so IMHO reproducion (via date)
can be easy.
Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2002-01-29 09:07:59 EST
The latest version (4.2.3) is available via rawhide now. This should fix this


Read ya, Phil
Comment 2 Michal Žejdl 2002-02-27 07:42:02 EST
Sorry, but ucd-snmp-4.2.3-5 from rawhide doesn't help. Problem persists. U used
ucd-snmp-4.2.3-5.src.rpm on RH 7.2 (where I moved), because of huge

The problem is in both 7.1 and 7.2.

Any suggestions?
Comment 3 Phil Knirsch 2002-02-27 07:47:33 EST
I have looked at the piece of code where the uptime gets calculated and i guess
that there might be some kind of overflow happening.

I'll try to look into it in the next rawhide release.

Read ya, Phil
Comment 4 Phil Knirsch 2002-04-09 09:06:58 EDT
OK, it seems as if the update to 4.2.4 fixes this problem, at least i the output
now looks ok for a:

  snmpwalk localhost public host.hrSystem.hrSystemUptime.0

If you could verify this, then i can close this bug.


Read ya, Phil
Comment 5 Michal Žejdl 2002-04-22 05:03:37 EDT
I try ucd-snmp-4.2.4.pre3-4 from rawhide, but I must say, that problem doesn't
disappear. How I test it: snmpd start, check uptime (Timeticks: (4000)
0:00:40.00), move to May 23 (date 05231041), check uptime (Timeticks:
(4133329988) 478 days).
Comment 6 Phil Knirsch 2002-06-26 05:42:42 EDT
OK, verified again myself. It's not host.hrSystem.hrSystemUptime.0 but

It's fixed in net-snmp-5.0.1, i'm currently looking in either updating to the
new major release or to backport the changes to 4.2.5.

Will let you know here.

Read ya, Phil

PS: After about 497 days there will be an overflow, no matter what, as the
system.sysUpTime.0 is an integer and is represented in 1/100 sec resolution, but
i guess that is acceptable.
Comment 7 Phil Knirsch 2003-12-09 05:38:33 EST
OK, an errata has been released with the fix.

Read ya, Phil

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