[LEAPSECS] Leapseconds, more evidence

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Mon Jul 2 17:37:06 EDT 2012

On Mon 2012-07-02T14:30:07 -0700, Rob Seaman hath writ:

> I was taken by the 17 minute cycle quoted for one of the issues in

> several reports (though perhaps borrowing from the same source).

> Anybody know what that was about? Something that was programmed in,

> or emergent behavior like locusts?

as seen in highest rated answer at
the default interval at which ntpd invokes adjtimex()
for some linux kernels incurring load-dependent risk of livelock every
time that happens during the 86400 s prior to a leap.

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