[LEAPSECS] joint BIPM/ITU meeting
igb at batten.eu.org
Sat Sep 14 13:22:33 EDT 2013
On 14 Sep 2013, at 16:20, "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
> In message <D109BC3D-680E-4514-B500-14721F96441D at batten.eu.org>, Ian Batten wri
>> On 13 Sep 2013, at 14:57, Steve Allen <sla at ucolick.org> wrote:
>>> In stark contrast to the usual ITU-R pattern and the previous workshop
>>> held by BIPM at the Royal Society, the presentations for next week's
>>> workshop in Geneva are being published
>>> As Mike Meyers used to say "Talk amongst yourselves".
>> The Japanese presentation is genuinely deranged.
> And you totally missed, purely by accident I pressume, the bit about
> leap-seconds happening during business-days there, right ?
Of course, n a country in which the timezone is UTC+9, it will be 0900 on July 1 when a leapsecond set for 23:59:60 June 30 fires. That makes an outage starting 0925 and finishing 2241 (both JST) on June 30 even more fascinating as a case of an operating taking different codepaths for an impending leap second. What kernels even have an interface to accept this information? What codepaths will be different 23:35 before a leap second?
Perhaps the presentation as delivered will be more convincing, but just pointing to system outage in a 48 hour window either side of a leapsecond and say "look! it was the leapseconds that did it!" is not hugely convincing.
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