F-ckin Leap Seconds, how do they work?

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Tue Jul 3 11:02:58 UTC 2012

Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
> Someone should write a dastardly  system clock daemon to cause the
> insertion of frequent spurious positive leap seconds,  followed by the
>    spurious insertion of negative leap seconds.
> For testing purposes... any application which crashes under such a
> test,  should be repaired  or not used in any critical capacity

For testing applications you can try libfaketime. Testing systems is a bit


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