[time-nuts] Leap seconds and POSIX
sar10538 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 20:00:56 EST 2009
2009/1/2 Joe Gwinn <joegwinn at comcast.net>:
> Platforms vary because NTP is at the mercy of the kernel developers.
> From the standpoint of the average user, there is a transient error.
> Not that many average users will notice, so long as nothing crashes
> or hangs.
> In systems where the transient error and possibility of a crash or
> hang cannot be tolerated, one common dodge is to lie to NTP by
> configuring the GPS receiver and NTP timeserver to emit GPS System
> Time, and live with the fact that the local computer clocks are ~14+
> seconds off of UTC. Purpose-built user displays are programmed to
> compute and use the correct time.
Steve Rooke - ZL3TUV & G8KVD & JAKDTTNW
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