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On GNU/Linux systems the events generated by the ‘WY_stat’ thread
may appear to happen one second prior to their scheduled time. This
happens if the software reporting the events uses
gettimeofday(2) for time reporting. The internal
timekeeping mechanism of the linux kernel is designed so that the
number of seconds returned by
time may be one less than the
tv_sec value after return from
gettimeofday, if the two
functions would be called the same instant10.
The two known cases are the legacy
syslogd used by default
on Slackware systems, and the
Since the results returned by
gettimeofday are more accurate,
it was decided to leave this feature as it is, instead of installing
workarounds of dubious nature just to satisfy older software.
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