Oracle tripped up by 'leap second'

January 7, 2009

[From The Register]

Database giant Oracle has issued fixes after its Cluster Ready Services (CRS) software failed to cope with the so-called “leap second” added by scientists at the end of 2008.

The Earth Orientation Center is responsible for calculating when a leap second should be added or subtracted because the Earth doesn’t always orbit perfectly.

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