In message: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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... Warner