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

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 16:22:38 +0100

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.

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