Re: [PATCH] time, ntp: Do not update time_state in middle of leap second [v3]

From: Jiri Bohac
Date: Wed Feb 18 2015 - 12:39:00 EST

On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 06:14:04PM +0100, Jiri Bohac wrote:
> I think the only real problem occurs when the adjtimex is called in the
> the TIME_OOP state

... or the TIME_WAIT state ...

> with STA_PLL cleared _and_ STA_INS set.
> In this case the state machine is reset to TIME_OK but goes back
> to TIME_INS on the next second_overflow, potentially causing
> another false leap second to be inserted on the following
> midnight.
> The state machine is meant to only go back to TIME_INS once STA_INS is
> cleared and then set again - this is what the TIME_WAIT state is
> for.
> In fact, I don't see a reason why the STA_PLL -> !STA_PLL transition should
> ever set the time_state to TIME_OK.
> - When the STA_INS/STA_DEL flag is removed from the status, the state
> machine will end up in TIME_OK from any state.
> - When STA_INS/STA_DEL is set in
> the status, the state mchine will transition from TIME_OK to
> I think the "time_status = TIME_OK" should be just dropped.
> It has been added by eea83d896e318bda54be2d2770d2c5d6668d11db
> (ntp: NTP4 user space bits update) and it's not clear why.
> Roman?

Jiri Bohac <jbohac@xxxxxxx>

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