Fw: [time-nuts] GPS Leap Second

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Aug 5 01:37:55 EDT 2005

In message <002a01c59975$04591ee0$a333f304 at computer>, "Tom Van Baak" writes:

>I think it's a simple HP firmware bug where they
>sort of took the leap second guidelines too literally:
>"first preference is given to the opportunities at
> the end of December and June, and second
> preference to those at the end of March and
> September."
>My wild guess is the firmware looks at the leap
>second subframe fields and then incorrectly
>schedules the leap second at the end of the
>nearest quarter year.

So even though there is still four months to the leapsecond, we
have already found the first bug ?

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