[ntp:hackers] smearing the leap second

Mike S mikes at flatsurface.com
Fri Jul 10 10:08:13 UTC 2015


On 7/9/2015 9:03 PM, Hal Murray wrote:
> Actually, if you are going to do smearing, NTP is a fine place to do it.  It
> lets you implement smearing without all the effort and risks of updating the
> kernels on all[1] your client systems.

...and THAT is exactly why some systems still have problems with leap 
seconds, over 40 years after they first appeared - people who do things 
incorrectly for the sake of ease and/or expedience, instead of doing 
them correctly.



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