[ntp:questions] Leap second to be introduced in June
nomail at example.com
Mon Jan 12 15:45:41 UTC 2015
Martin Burnicki <martin.burnicki at meinberg.de> wrote:
> 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.
Of course... it was meant to be a wink.
In fact, none of my systems have ever crashed because of this, but
it happened to others.
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