[time-nuts] Leap-second capture on laptop

Philip Gladstone pjsg-timenuts at nospam.gladstonefamily.net
Sun Jan 1 11:48:54 EST 2017

I added this message to the Linux kernel near the end of 1993. There is 
a companion message that indicates the removal of the leap second -- but 
this has never been seen (except in testing!).

In retrospect, it isn't clear that jumping the clock by a second was the 
right decision, but, at the time, it was the "obvious" thing to do.


On 31/12/2016 20:00, Magnus Danielson wrote:
> Fellow time-nuts,
> While not fancy by any means, my laptop captured the leap-second being 
> inserted by this message in the /var/log/syslog:
> Jan  1 00:59:59 greytop kernel: [78458.839942] Clock: inserting leap 
> second 23:59:60 UTC

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