Re: [PATCH] [RFC] notify userspace about time changes

From: Alexander Shishkin
Date: Wed Aug 04 2010 - 11:51:21 EST

On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 02:54:12 +0200, Bastien ROUCARIES wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 2:48 PM, Alexander Shishkin <virtuoso@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Certain userspace applications (like "clock" desktop applets or ntpd) might
> > want to be notified when some other application changes the system time. It
> > might also be important for an application to be able to distinguish between
> > its own and somebody else's time changes.
> Why not implementing somtehing like a
> la plan 9 with a poll callback ?

Thanks for pointing this out, I'll investigate this approach.

> It will be plan9 compatible and so unix

I don't think that plan9 == unix statement is broadly correct, but I don't
know enough on the topic yet.

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