[ntp:questions] Google and leap seconds

unruh unruh at wormhole.physics.ubc.ca
Wed Sep 21 16:47:49 UTC 2011

On 2011-09-21, Marco Marongiu <brontolinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> Il 21/09/2011 16:51, Brian Utterback ha scritto:
>> Define "the right way".
>>From my original message, and D.Hart's reply, I'd say the right way
> would be that the system support either to have a second 60 after the
> second 59 (leap insertion) or that second 00 follows 58.
> But this would break POSIX...
> While Google's and similar solution seem to break your point 3.
>> There is only
>> the "way that bests meets your needs".
> I agree. That's why I asked if it was sensible to implement some
> different solutions in ntpd, and proposed one.

Since violating posix is probably the least of anyone's worries,
since posix vilations abound on virtually all systems, 
violating posix would for me be the way to go. But you may disagree. 

Posix clearly has never even though about leapseconds, so their
recommendations are pretty irrelevant. 

> Ciao
> -- bronto

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