[Mono-bugs] [Bug 51506][Wis] New - System.Environment.TickCount should only return nonnegative values

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Sun, 30 Nov 2003 02:39:18 -0500 (EST)

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Changed by mass@akuma.org.


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+Bug#: 51506
+Product: Mono/MCS
+Version: unspecified
+OS Details: 
+Status: NEW   
+Priority: Wishlist
+Component: Misc
+AssignedTo: mono-bugs@ximian.com                            
+ReportedBy: mass@akuma.org               
+QAContact: mono-bugs@ximian.com
+TargetMilestone: ---
+Summary: System.Environment.TickCount should only return nonnegative values
+per the MSDN documentation, System.Environment.TickCount should never go
+negative. My understanding is that by not processing that unsigned int
+returned by GetTickCount, you allow it to go negative half of the time.
+Unfortunately there isn't an easy way to reproduce this, as the value would
+only be negative half the time, changing every 25 days.
+also per the MSDN documentation, the value "overflows to zero", I suspect
+this ambiguous statement means that the high bit is just always clear and
+the # wraps at 24.8 days, not that between 25 and 50 days after reboot the
+value returned is always zero.