[ntp:hackers] smearing the leap second
stenn at ntp.org
Fri Jul 10 19:45:31 UTC 2015
Mike S writes:
> On 7/9/2015 5:48 PM, Harlan Stenn wrote:
> > We still see huge numbers of people running very old versions of NTP.
> > How do you propose to get lots of devices to get upgraded kernels in
> > order to properly handle a leap second?
> That's not NTP's problem to solve. It's a device issue.
This isn't a problem that can be solved with a single solution.
What about the bigger picture, doing data analysis on timestamped data
across multiple devices? What about apps that will crash because of the
Please offer *practical* answers here.
> > If they *do* properly handle the leap second, how do you get lots of
> > instances of *appliations* to properly handle what looks to them like a
> > backward time step?
> Ditto, except it is an NTP issue since it only looks like a backward
> time step because the canonical implementation of NTP doesn't follow its
> own RFC, and doesn't use a monotonic timescale. If NTP did it right,
> there wouldn't be any issue.
What are you talking about?
More information about the hackers