Re: [LEAPSECS] Mechanism to provide tai-utc.dat locally

From: M. Warner Losh <imp_at_BSDIMP.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 16:23:53 -0700 (MST)

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            "Poul-Henning Kamp" <> writes:
: We can get that only by increasing the DUT tolerance.

Yes. Letting DUT be bounded by +- 10s rather than +- 0.9s is going to
affect a tiny number of users. Having leapseconds only known 6 months
in advance affects a lot more users...

: As Warner, I and others have repeatedly emphasized: It is not the
: step size that is the problem, it is the 6 month warning.
: I don't care if you want to implement leap-milliseconds, as long
: as you tell me 10 years in advance when they happen.

While my preference would be to never see another leap second, I know
that's likely not an option.

For many practical reasons, scheduling them out 10 years would help
ameliorate the costs of leap seconds and allow for better long term

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