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    SubjectRe: Linux time code
    On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 11:28:29PM -0400, wrote:
    > > While its possible to smooth out the leapsecond (which would be useful
    > > to many folks), the problem is one's system would then diverge from UTC
    > > for that leapsecond.
    > The Posix-mandated behaviour *requires* diverging from UTC for some
    > time period around the leap second. All you can do is decide how
    > to schedule the divergence.

    POSIX mandates this for gettimeofday() and CLOCK_REALTIME.

    However, a conforming implementation, could (either in userspace or in
    the kernel) provide access to other time bases, include TAI or the
    proposed UTS time scales.

    - Ted
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