[LEAPSECS] global outage, or not

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Sat Jun 30 18:44:51 EDT 2012

By now Google is in the midst of their sinusoidal leap smear,
so they won't go down.

The linux kernel hackers are pretty sure that they fixed the
multiprocessor leap second lockup that happened 3.5 years ago.

I'd love to learn whether Yahoo! has implemented a remedy for their
300000 machines in order to avoid another global outage for 100
million customers

According to the prose in some news articles this is all due
to the "breaking action of the tides" :-\

Happy leap second!

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