[LEAPSECS] Crunching Bulletin B numbers (POSIX time)

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Feb 21 02:24:12 EST 2011

In message <07B22AFC-28DB-43AD-9C5A-75279310A3EA at batten.eu.org>, Ian Batten writes


>So what? If you ignore leap seconds in your isolated/cut-off example, [...]

POSIX timestamps are supposed to be portable, so your isolated machine should
generate timestamps identical to a connected machine, in data from it
are exported to other systems at some point.

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