[LEAPSECS] LEAPSECS Digest, Vol 34, Issue 8
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Fri Oct 9 22:54:17 EDT 2009
M. Warner Losh wrote:
> In message: <13205C286662DE4387D9AF3AC30EF456AFA8697A05 at EMBX01-WF.jnpr.net>
> Jonathan Natale <jnatale at juniper.net> writes:
> : AFAIK, routers also just re-sych. The OS's are not capable of
> : xx:xx:60 time. For reading router logs this is fine in most cases
> : which is all NTP is really for. I don't think they simply step the
> : time, I am pretty sure they do tweak the freq. I could be wrong and
> : I am NOT representing Juniper here, just my thoughts. :-)
> FreeBSD will cope with the xx:xx:60 second correctly, assuming it is
> told about the leapsecond soon enough. Not all other parts of the
> system can cope with the xx:xx:60, but that's a posix time_t
> limitation that you can't do anything about[*].
> [*] The 'right' timezone files attempt to do things correctly, but in
> doing so they break time_t definition...
I assumed you meant to say that it breaks the POSIX time_t definition.
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