[time-nuts] Leap Second Pending
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Tue Jul 29 12:13:20 EDT 2008
In message: <BDADE17225884691A0F522B53B2C46E0 at geodetics.local>
"randy warner" <randy at geodetics.com> writes:
: This is typical. The Air Force inserts this flag into the almanac well
: before the actual event (normally about 6 months) to allow users to prepare
: for it.
Yes. All the old clocks that stuttered and did the leap second at the
'alternative date' have updated their firmware to not do that
anymore... Although the standard says any month, it also says that
June/December are primary, with March/September being secondary. I
believe it was the Oscilloquartz GPS disciplined clock that did this
for sure, and has been reported here.
It would be nice if there were more than 6 months of notice for these
things, but I don't want to get into that whole debate again here...
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