Leaping seconds and looping servers
Posted Jul 6, 2012 17:31 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
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Ah yes, the damn POSIX epoch specifies time since in Epoch in UTC. I thought it was just "seconds since epoch". :(
Well, to be precise, there's no such thing as time since X in UTC. UTC is means of identifying a moment in time that involves year, month, day, etc. It implicitly provides a means of identifying certain intervals too, for example tells you what "February 1992" is. It doesn't deal with lengths of time (periods).
The relationship between the POSIX time representation and UTC is that the POSIX count assumes 60 seconds in every UTC minute, regardless of how long that minute actually lasts.
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