Re: cvs commit: src/sys/kern kern_tc.c

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk_at_phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 23:12:40 +0200
In message <xzpfzlw7dj3.fsf_at_dwp.des.no>, Dag-Erling =?iso-8859-1?q?Sm=F8rgrav?=
 writes:
>Warner Losh <imp_at_FreeBSD.org> writes:
>>   There will very likely be no leap seconds for a while, given how the
>>   earth is speeding up and slowing down, so there will be plenty of time
>>   for this fix to propigate.  UT1-UTC is currently at "about -0.4s" and
>>   decrementing by .1s every 8 months or so.  6 * 8 is 48 months, or 4
>>   years.
>
>Not necessarily; UT1-UTC is required to be within +/- 0.9s, so a leap
>second might be introduced early to avoid crossing the -0.9s barrier.

They've promised not to do that.

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