utmpx on OpenBSD.

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Sat Feb 6 19:34:50 UTC 2016

Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>:
> esr at thyrsus.com said:
> > >We could easily and cleanly bypass the code that uses utmpx.  That would >
> > screwup accounting if time stepped by more than a second.
> > I'm not entirely clear on the referent of "that".  The *bypass* would screw
> > up accounting if time stepped by more than a second?  
> I assume the time-changed info is used by accounting programs.  Without that 
> info, any accounting and possibly billing data for the time logged in will be 
> off one way or the other if the time gets stepped while you are logged in.

OK. With that context, I think this stopped being a real issue a long time ago.
Nobody bills by login time these days because pay-for-play timesharing is
as dead as disco.  It stopped making sense when personal worstations connected
by fast networks became the thing.
		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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