[LEAPSECS] Windows Server 2019

Brooks Harris brooks at edlmax.com
Thu Jul 19 07:27:32 EDT 2018

On 2018-07-19 07:06 AM, Hal Murray wrote:
>> I think it does matter. I, for one, would be interested in credible
>> explanation of the "smears", and, if these have been coordinated, by  whom,
>> and how.
> Here is Google's documentation:
>    https://developers.google.com/time/smear
> We encourage anyone smearing leap seconds to use a 24-hour linear smear from
> noon to noon UTC.
> We plan to use this smear for all future leap seconds. Amazon uses this smear
> in AWS.
>> What I'm hoping will appear is a document that can be treated as a standard
>> (preferably at a formal standards body of some kind).
> I don't think you will get more than the above.
> The fundamental problem is that POSIX doesn't admit to the existence of leap
> seconds.
> Smearing on NTP is a hack.  It just happens to be a very useful hack.  It
> covers many many systems.
> People are unlikely to work on a document for something that can be described
> in one line of text, especially when all the people who care have already
> agreed.  The whole point of smearing is so that most users don't have to do
> anything.  Why do you need documentation for that?
So there's a specification that all systems use and so is traceable to 
national time servers?



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