Re: [LEAPSECS] xntpd and adjtimex() handling of leap seconds

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 15:28:57 +0200

In message <>, Markus Kuhn writes:
>Poul-Henning Kamp wrote on 2005-08-01 11:26 UTC:
>> The NTP kernel support will allow leapseconds on any midnight, but the
>> NTP daemon is more strict.
>Adding the missing test-override option to xntpd doesn't sound like a
>really major engineering exercise.
>I never liked the narrow-minded end-of-day leap flags in the current
>adjtimex(). I hope this API will one day be replaced by a much simpler
>and more generic one.

We can only hope, but to do so you'd have to get buyin from at least
        Dave Mills

Of these Dave Mills is probably the harder one.

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