Re: [LEAPSECS] Report of Leap Second Problem with GPS Data

From: M. Warner Losh <imp_at_BSDIMP.COM>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 08:41:32 -0700 (MST)

In message: <>
            "Poul-Henning Kamp" <> writes:
: In message <>, Rob Seaman writes:
: >On Jan 13, 2006, at 6:26 AM, Richard Langley wrote:
: >I won't claim to know the intrinsic importance attached to this.
: >Critical systems may depend on the information. But is it fair to
: >sum up the situation by saying that a leap second triggered a couple
: >of bugs (or perhaps one common bug), they were detected, have been
: >fixed, and affected data products have been remediated? Also, it
: >appears that some other data products were unaffected?
: >
: >So, the issue has been resolved - would likely have been resolved
: >sooner if a leap second had occurred earlier - and is no longer
: >directly pertinent to a discussion of future leap seconds?
: Yeah, right
: "This goes counter to my claims so it is of no importance".
: Sorry, things don't work that way Rob.

This time, there were no reports of death with the leap second,
therefore they can't be too bad... :-)

Received on Sat Jan 14 2006 - 07:41:51 PST

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