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

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Wed Nov 23 04:37:03 UTC 2005

David J Taylor wrote:
> Danny Mayer wrote:
>>David J Taylor wrote:
>>>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.
> OK, Danny.  I'd got the impression from a few weeks ago that someone was 
> going to incorporate the clock double/half speed fix.  I was wrong.

I believe Martin was talking about doing that. I'd bee happy to add it
if he does do so, but I like Dave to review things as he's the best
person to figure out what's right.

> David 

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