[ntp:questions] Leap second to be introduced in June
martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Mon Jan 12 11:12:21 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.
You can't compare bugs in an implementation with implementations which
work as designed, even if the design goals may differ and different
goals may meet different expectations.
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