Re: [PATCH] [RFC] Potential fix for leapsecond caused futexrelated load spikes

From: Richard Cochran
Date: Tue Jul 03 2012 - 09:41:45 EST

On Tue, Jul 03, 2012 at 02:05:36PM +0200, Sytse Wielinga wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 03, 2012 at 11:23:25AM +0200, Richard Cochran wrote:
> > I think the established practice of announcing the event by network is
> > the only sane way of handling this issue. The list of TAI-UTC offsets
> > belongs to what David Mills has called our "institutional memory", and
> > this is a user space issue. The kernel's job is to just live in the
> > moment and provide the right time for *now*.
> I do suppose hardware clock and file system times will have to be UTC (or
> UTC-based local time) though?

Yes, you are right. Those things can never change. What I have in mind
is purely internal to the kernel and won't be visible in any way.


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