[time-nuts] Leap Quirks

christopher hoover ch at murgatroid.com
Sat Jan 3 01:34:18 EST 2009


Hal Murray wrote: 
> Two of my Linux systems hung.  One was running a 2.6.25 kernel and one
> 2.6.26.  A system running 2.6.23 worked fine.  I saw a couple of notes
> on
> comp.protocols.time.ntp about Linux systems locking up.  One said that
> it was
> a kernel bug in ntp.c but I haven't seen any details.

None of mine (many dozens) hung.    This is typical:

ch at snaggle:~$ uname -a
Linux snaggle.murgatroid.com 2.6.26-1-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Dec 15 19:40:58 UTC
2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux
ch at snaggle:~$ dmesg | grep leap 
[844362.415072] Clock: inserting leap second 23:59:60 UTC
ch at snaggle:~$


-ch







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