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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/13] Time: Reduced NTP Rework (part 2)

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.

bye, Roman
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