Re: [LEAPSECS] Wall Street Journal Article

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 09:05:03 +0200

In message <>, Rob Seaman writes:
>On Jul 29, 2005, at 2:11 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> From 1998 to 1999, I left the clock on my desktop Sun workstation
>set forward 11 years. This allowed me to test various Y2K
>remediation issues. (The 11 years was to select the next year with
>the same monthly calendar.) There is nothing untestable about leap
>seconds in either theory or practice.

I have three times been through what ended up being total reinstalls
from backups because some operator by accident (or stupidity) set
the clock forward in time and then backward in time on a database

Your workstation is not an "IT installation", it is just a workstation.

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