[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
> "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
> 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".
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