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