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Re: Leap second tonight
From: Chris Adams <cmadams () hiwaay net>
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 20:12:32 -0600
Once upon a time, Steven Saner <ssaner () hubris net> said:
I run a bunch of Slackware Linux boxes of varying versions. As best as I
can tell, at or around 00:00 UTC all of my Slackware 12.0 boxes crashed
with a kernel panic. I don't think it is ntpd because it is the same
version as on 12.1 boxes (4.2.4p0) that did not crash. It may be the
Anyone else experience similar or was this coincidental and I have other
I had one (out of many, including about a half dozen identically
configured) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 systems hang at the leap second.
There have been some messages on the NTP list referencing posts on a
Debian list about leap second crashes, and there's a post on /. about a
similar problem with Fedora 8.
Chris Adams <cmadams () hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.