[ntp:questions] Re: Leap second talks are postponed

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Tue Nov 22 17:41:43 UTC 2005


David J Taylor wrote:
> Dave,
> 
> I suspect we're going round in circles here - I'm not talking about your 
> code but how it has to be implemented on Windows.  I don't know the exact 
> details, but I believe that the present code steps the clock, rather than 
> (as some Microsoft code apparently does), simply set a very large clock 
> slew so that within a second or two, the leap second has been 
> accommodated.  I.e. the clock is running at something like double (or is 
> it half?) speed for a very short time.
> 
> I'm sure those implementing the Windows port will be on top of it within a 
> couple of weeks (at least I hope so!).
> 

I'm not. I'm unlikely to implement anything in Windows for this that
Dave doesn't implement for Unix.

Danny



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