[ntp:questions] Leap second to be introduced in June

brian utterback brian.utterback at oracle.com
Mon Jan 12 04:32:49 UTC 2015

On 1/11/2015 9:44 PM, Mike S wrote:
> On 1/11/2015 7:16 PM, William Unruh wrote:
>> If that public source is responsible it will pass on to your
>> system the fact that there is a leapsecond, and your system will "stop"
>> for a second at the last second of June.
> A system which properly implements leap seconds will do no such thing.
> It will properly account for a minute with 61 seconds, and will tick
> from 23:59:59 to 23:59:60 then to 00:00:00.
> There is no "stopping," or any other discontinuity.

Not true. That would violate POSIX. There is no "properly implements",
or "right thing". There is only "best of a bad lot", and depends on your
goals. There is no solution that meets all possible goals in this regard.

Brian Utterback
Solaris RPE, Oracle Corporation.
Ph:603-262-3916, Em:brian.utterback at oracle.com

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