[ntp:questions] leap second warning bits in practice

Marco Marongiu brontolinux at gmail.com
Tue May 12 09:28:06 UTC 2015

Hi there

In http://doc.ntp.org/4.2.6p5/ntpd.html#leap I read: "If the leap is in
the future less than 28 days, the leap warning bits are set."

What are the practical consequences of the warning bits being set? Will
they cause the leap second to be armed in the kernel eventually? What if
the kernel discipline is disabled?

Thanks, ciao
-- bronto

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