[time-nuts] new year crashes
mark at alignedsolutions.com
Sun Jan 1 21:36:10 EST 2017
Sorry if this comes across as a bit cynical but...
Presumably system functionality during leap second events would be something that is (or could be ?)tested during the pre commissioning phase of a systems implementation ? I would have thought this would be especially important for "emergency" systems ?
Are there "leap second" test sets that non time nuts could use to generate leap second events during pre commissioning tests ? (I'm envisioning some form of NTP server that could generate leap second events on command ?)
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> On Jan 1, 2017, at 2:46 PM, Andy ZL3AG via time-nuts <time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:
> Agreed, but new years eve is a special case for emergency services in particular.
>> On 2/01/2017, at 2:38 AM, Bob Camp wrote:
>> Insertion times that are convenient for some could be a major pain for others. There is no
>> single “good” time to insert a leap second. You might argue that doing it while the financial
>> markets are closed is a good idea. That sort of rules out the middle of the week. You also
>> could argue that you do it when everybody is on hand to fix things. That sort of rules out
>> weekends. With two simple “rules”, the entire week has been crossed off the list ….
>> If you go back in the archives, you will find significant discussion going on about dropping
>> leap seconds altogether. That would indeed eliminate the need to schedule them. It also
>> would eventually result in some odd adjustments to local time.
>>> On Jan 1, 2017, at 8:07 AM, Andy ZL3AG via time-nuts <time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:
>>> If so, they should think about adding the leap second on the night of the 2nd wednesday of January, or such a time when things are quieter around the world.
>>> Do they add the leap second at the same moment in time throughout the world, or are the clocks here in NZ running 13 hours and 1 second ahead of those in the UK for half of Jan 1st?
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