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            Ashley Yakeley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
: On Jan 6, 2007, at 16:18, M. Warner Losh wrote:
: > 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...
: Presumably it only needs to know the next leap-second to do this, not
: the whole known table?

Yes.  ntpd or another agent tells it when leap seconds are coming.  It
doesn't need a table.  Then again, none of the broadcast time services
provide a table...


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