[time-nuts] Leap Quirks

Steve Rooke sar10538 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 3 01:40:39 EST 2009


2009/1/3 christopher hoover <ch at murgatroid.com>:
> 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:~$

Same here with OpenSUSE 11.1 running 2.6.27.7-9-default

willow:/home/steve # uname -a
Linux willow 2.6.27.7-9-default #1 SMP 2008-12-04 18:10:04 +0100
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
willow:/home/steve # grep leap /var/log/messages
Jan  1 12:59:59 willow kernel: Clock: inserting leap second 23:59:60 UTC

73, Steve
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