[ntp:questions] Leap second to be introduced in June
terje.mathisen at tmsw.no
Wed Jan 14 16:37:12 UTC 2015
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 5:00 AM, Terje Mathisen <terje.mathisen at tmsw.no>
>> By _far_ the largest majority of all system time calls are asking for the
>> _current_ time, right?
> Are there (common) systems that have kernel calls for other than the
> current time?
The calls I'm thinking of are those you make to convert an OS-supplied
time_t (file) system timestamp to YMDHMS etc.
I.e. even Windows (which uses a seconds-based timestamp with 100 ns
resolution) has calls exactly like that. Those are the calls that would
need to be updated in order to work in (TAI * 1e7).
- <Terje.Mathisen at tmsw.no>
"almost all programming can be viewed as an exercise in caching"
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