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Errant system boottime value?

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The Question is:

We - DOWChemical - have a DEC 3000 - M900 that reported in f$getsyi("boottime")
  "17-NOV-1858 00:00:00.00". System time at the moment is 22-FEB-2001 05:45:11.
 Uptime 181 days.
At the lastbootime the where some patchesloaded.
Are those patches on anyway releated to the boottime error ? Or are there other
 things happen what I (we) don't know ?
Patches are/where at that time
- ALPY2K02_062 , ALPF11X05_062 , ALPSYSB03_062 , ALPMAIL03_062 , ALPRMS03_062 ,
Running OpenVMS v6.2-1H3
Oracle v715
Jan de Witte

The Answer is :

  There would appear to be an errant quadword zero in a data cell.
  The OpenVMS Wizard is not familiar with previous reports of this
  particular behaviour.
  The system uptime is calculated by subtracting the current time
  from the boot time -- that your uptime shows as 181 days is thus
  particularly unusual.
  Please contact the Compaq Customer Support Center, as research into
  your configuration and your hardware will be required.

answer written or last revised on ( 23-FEB-2001 )

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