[TUHS] Leap Second

Charles Anthony charles.unix.pro at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 11:33:27 AEST 2016


On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 3:08 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:

> Let me be the first to say that the International Earth Rotation Service
> has announced that there will be a Leap Second inserted at 23:59:59 UTC on
> the 31st December, due to the earth slowly slowing down.


A year and half ago, a running Multics emulation (Multics, so slightly on
topic) was crashed by the leap second. An improbable race condition in a in
a messaging library used by the DPS8M emulator fired an assertion, bring
the whole thing down.

-- Charles
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