[ntp:questions] Leap second to be introduced in June
nomail at example.com
Mon Jan 12 10:37:45 UTC 2015
Mike S <mikes at flatsurface.com> 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.
Last time a lot of systems "stopped" (crashed) at that time...
It can be discussed whether that was a proper implementation.
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