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    SubjectRe: Bug: Status/Summary of slashdot leap-second crash on new years 2008-2009
    Ben Goodger wrote:
    > 2009/1/3 David Newall <>:
    >> Shouldn't this be a simple zoneinfo change, whereby the last two seconds
    >> of the year (in each timezone) both map to 31dec2008 23:59:59? That's
    >> the way the change has worked in the real world. Why would ntp or the
    >> kernel be involved?
    > Actually, the change has worked in the real world with the
    > introduction of a new second named 23:59:60

    Fine. However you want to describe that last second is immaterial. The
    point is that diddling the clock is not a true solution. Take seconds
    since epoch for January 1 and subtract the seconds since epoch since the
    previous day and if the result isn't 86401 it's wrong. Is Linux wrong?
    (I gather it is.)

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