F-ckin Leap Seconds, how do they work?

George Bonser gbonser at seven.com
Sun Jul 1 16:44:43 UTC 2012

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roy 
> Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 10:03 PM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: F-ckin Leap Seconds, how do they work?
> Talk about people not testing things, leap seconds have been around
> since 1961.  There have been nine leap seconds in the last twenty
> years.  Any system that can't handle a leap second is seriously flawed.

Roy, this was a problem in only certain kernel versions.  Unfortunately the range of versions affected are pretty widely deployed right now.  Earlier and later versions did not have the problem.

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