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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/13] Time: Reduced NTP Rework (part 2)
On 5 Dec 2005 at 11:35, Roman Zippel wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Fri, 2 Dec 2005, George Anzinger wrote:
>
> > 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'm thinking about moving the leap second handling to a timer, with the
> new timer system it would be easy to set a timer for e.g. 23:59.59 and
> then set the time. This way it would be gone from the common path and it
> wouldn't matter that much anymore whether it's used or not.

Will the timer solution guarantee consistent and exact updates?

Regards,
Ulrich

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