[LEAPSECS] Coding this week, and a trick for timeouts over leap seconds.

Tom Van Baak tvb at LeapSecond.com
Sat Oct 1 16:35:16 EDT 2011

> I am busy implementing some heartbeat monitoring code between two

> machines. The spec calls for a 1 second recovery.


Try using clock() instead of gettimeofday_in_millisecs(). The former
nicely increments with CLOCKS_PER_SEC resolution and is immune
from UTC, timezones, and leap seconds. At least it does on windows.
Can someone comment on unix/linux?


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