Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:34:31 -0500 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Pending patches/issues before 0.9.15 release? On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 09:07:08PM +0100, Daniel Cegiełka wrote: > 2013/11/21 Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx>: > > > I'm a pretty hardcore anti-leapseconds / pro-POSIX-seconds guy, > > I think the big problem is the lack of proper approach to leapseconds > and unfortunately it ends this way: > > http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/07/leap-second-glitch-explained/ A glitch which would never have happened without the abominations which are leap seconds. Really, the core cause was the NTP folks' agenda in forcing leap seconds onto a POSIX time model where they don't work, resulting in discontinuous, non-monotonic clock jumps and time ambiguity. If they'd instead smoothed out the difference between POSIX seconds and SI seconds over the whole interval between leap seconds as a tiny clock drift, reliable conversion back to TAI seconds could be performed as a presentation step without breaking software doing (valid, per POSIX) interval timing with time_t and timeval/timespec. > 25 seconds is a lot :/ 25 seconds is a lot in one day. It's not a lot in 43 years. It's much smaller than the error tolerance for audio and video timing, and unlikely to matter for anything except physics experiments. Rich
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