[ntp:questions] leap second warning bits in practice

Marco Marongiu brontolinux at gmail.com
Tue May 12 09:33:31 UTC 2015


On 12/05/15 11:28, Marco Marongiu wrote:
> Hi there
> 
> In http://doc.ntp.org/4.2.6p5/ntpd.html#leap I read: "If the leap is in
> the future less than 28 days, the leap warning bits are set."
> 
> What are the practical consequences of the warning bits being set? Will
> they cause the leap second to be armed in the kernel eventually? What if
> the kernel discipline is disabled?

To be a bit clearer, further down it says "When a majority of the
survivors show warning, a leap is programmed at the end of the current
month". What does that "programmed" stand for...?

Ciao
-- bronto


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