On Jan 6, 2007, at 08:35, M. Warner Losh wrote:

So for the foreseeable future,
timestamps in OSes will be a count of seconds and a fractional second
part.  That's not going to change anytime soon even with faster
machines, more memory, etc.  Too many transaction processing
applications demand maximum speed.

That's sensible for a simple timestamp, but trying to squeeze in a
leap-second table probably isn't such a good idea.

Ashley Yakeley

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