[ntp:questions] Leap second functional question

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.neither-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk
Mon Feb 18 17:20:32 UTC 2008


Unruh wrote:
> "David J Taylor"
[]
>> No.  At least on Windows.  IIRC, it doubles the clock speed for one
>> second to move forward, and halves the clock speed for two seconds
>> to move backwards.  Something like that.  No step is used.  My
>> recollection is at best vague about this, but searching the
>> newsgroup archives may help you.
>
> Is this a windows OS dependent procedure? This of course means that
> the
> time is wrong for at least two seconds, plus errors due to
> overshoots, etc.

You would need to check with the implementors, or back in this newsgroup 
archives.  It means that any step is avoided which, IMHO, is far more 
important.  I haven't seen any "errors due to overshoots".

David 





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