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            Ashley Yakeley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
: 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.

Unfortunately, the kernel has to have a notion of time stepping around
a leap-second if it implements ntp.  There's no way around that that
isn't horribly expensive or difficult to code.  The reasons for the
kernel's need to know have been enumerated elsewhere...


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