[CentOS] leap second

Mon Jul 2 23:15:22 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM, Warren Young <warren at etr-usa.com> wrote:
> On 7/2/2012 10:24 AM, Peter Eckel wrote:
>> ... and leap seconds are not even scarce.
> An event on an unpredictable schedule averaging 1.7 years since 1972
> doesn't count as "scarce"?

"Unpredictible" means you don't know something is coming in time to
test for what to expect from its effect.  I don't see how that applies

> That's the answer to Les's outrage, too, by the way.  Might as well
> expect the JRE to have code to deal with cosmic ray damage that gets by
> ECC, too.

Well, if there were a well known, long-standing API for that, and the
time it was going to happen announced months ahead yes, I would expect
it to be tested too.  But, per the earlier discussion it is a kernel
bug, not the JRE.  I'd sort of expect java builds to have unit tests
for their APIs.

   Les Mikesell
      lesmikesell at gmail.com