Leap second 2015

Both my Mac and my Linux box seem to have survived the leap second, at least so far. Both systems just reported 23:59:59 taking two seconds. A friend with a MacOS 10.10 box says he saw 00:00:00 briefly. I saw that in 2012, and it’s a serious bug (the date flips too!) but didn’t today.

while :; do date; sleep 0.1; done

A screenshot from this Javascript viewer. (Which has a fun easter egg; the clock started running backwards after this image.)

23:59:60

2 thoughts on “Leap second 2015

  1. Hit a client of mine like right on the dot. A single instance (non-critical and out of dozens) had managed to sneak by 3 years of forced updates by being constantly replicated from an ancient image.

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