[ntp:questions] Re: Monitoring the leap second tonight

Arthur Buse spam at zathras.org.uk
Sun Jan 1 01:12:15 UTC 2006

On 31 Dec 2005 21:02:44 GMT, n05W52+mgk25 at cl.cam.ac.uk (Markus Kuhn)

>If you have nothing better to do around midnight UTC tonight, then
>  http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/time/leap/timelog.c
>and run it with
>  ./timelog -w2005-12-31T23:59:00 -d180 >/tmp/leapsecond.log
>to record the last minute of this year and the first to of the next on
>any potentially interesting NTP machine that you can get hold of.
>This records the BSD API, the POSIX API, and on Pentium CPUs also the
>Pentium timestamp counter. Command-line options allow you specify start
>time and duration of the recording.
>This is meant to be portable POSIX code, but has only been tested under
>Linux so far.

Thank you for the program. As others have reported, I saw the last
second repeated, instead of 23:56:60 appearing.

Athlon 64 3200+ running 32-bit SuSE Linux 10.0, 
kernel 2.6.13-15-default

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