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

From: Kay Sievers
Date: Thu Aug 05 2010 - 18:18:15 EST

On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 23:11, john stultz <johnstul@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-08-05 at 15:33 +0300, Alexander Shishkin wrote:
>> On 4 August 2010 18:58, john stultz <johnstul@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Is there a actual use case that you need this for? ÂI don't really have
>> > an issue with the code I just really want to make sure the feature would
>> > be useful enough to justify the API and code maintenance going forward.

Basically everything that schedules an action based on an absolute
time specification, like at 3pm today, and not in 3 hours from now,
needs to track such system time changes. Otherwise it has to do
nonsense like cron does, to wake up every minute to check the current

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