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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/13] Time: Reduced NTP Rework (part 2)
On 2 Dec 2005 at 16:19, George Anzinger wrote:

> john stultz wrote:
> > All,
> > Here is the second of two patches which try to minimize my ntp rework
> > patches.
> >
> > This patch further changes the interrupt time NTP code, breaking out the
> > leapsecond processing and introduces an accessor to a shifted ppm
>
> In a discusson aroung the leapsecond and how to disable it (some folks
> don't want the time jump) it came to light that, for the most part,
> this is unused code. It requires that time be kept in UST to be
> useful and, from what I can tell, most folks keep time in their local
> timezone, thus, effectively, disableing the usage of the leapsecond
> correction (ntp figures this out and just says "no"). Possibly it is
> time to ask if we should keep this in the kernel at all.

I think this is not a question at all whether people like leap seconds or not:
Either they want to have the current official time, or they do not. If they do
not, they won't care about NTP; if they do they'd use it.

If they don't like leap seconds, they'd go into politics to forbid them by law.

Regards,
Ulrich

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