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SubjectRe: BUG: Is it a bug in Linux time() function or Linux OS calls?
Dear David,

I am not writing to network mounted disk. This is locally mounted and filesystem is ext3.

With best regards,

Yours sincerely,
Srinivas Nayak

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--- On Wed, 10/3/10, David Newall <> wrote:

> From: David Newall <>
> Subject: Re: BUG: Is it a bug in Linux time() function or Linux OS calls?
> To: "Srinivas Nayak" <>
> Cc:
> Date: Wednesday, 10 March, 2010, 2:17 PM
> Dear Srinivas Nayak,
> I don't suppose you're writing to a network mounted disk,
> with the network device's clock about half a second behind
> your test machine?  Otherwise -- and I'm just guessing
> here, and will leave it to you to UTSL -- this could be
> explained by use of two different algorithms for converting
> a higher-resolution time source to the one-second
> resolution.  A truncation algorithm versus a rounding
> algorithm could produce the result you demonstrate.
> Regards,
> David

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