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

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Mon Jan 12 11:12:21 UTC 2015

Rob schrieb:
> 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.

Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
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