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    SubjectRe: [ntpwg] Bug: Status/Summary of slashdot leap-second crash on new years 2008-2009
    Linas Vepstas wrote:
    > Currently, the Linux kernel keeps time in UTC. This means
    > that it must take special actions to tick twice when a leap
    > second comes by.

    Except it doesn't have to tick twice. Refer to
    http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/1/7/78 in which I show that a time_t (what
    time() returns) counts leap seconds (According to Bernstein this is what
    UTC means), and using zoneinfo, the library processes leap seconds
    correctly.

    I just realised that the Notes in man 2 time are confusing and probably
    unnecessary. Suffice to say that (assuming correctly configured
    zoneinfo) time() returns the number of seconds elapsed since start 1970.


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