Leap second tonight

Eddie eddies at softhome.net
Thu Jan 1 20:46:52 CST 2009


Steven Saner wrote:
> Jon Meek wrote:
>> My Solaris 10 boxes are all happy (and did not reboot). I monitor NTP
>> on a number
>> of devices, including one router. The router was off by one second for
>> a while, but
>> is OK after an hour. Everything else was fine immediately.
>>
>> In 2005, our CDMA clock got the leap second between 15:08 and 15:38
>> EST creating
>> some issues due to disagreement with the (too few) GPS clocks.
>>
>> Jon
>>
>> On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 7:53 PM, Wil Schultz <wschultz at bsdboy.com> wrote:
>>> At which point my Solaris 10 v490's reboot in unison, lovely.
>>>
>>> Anyone else see anything interesting?
>>>
>>> -wil
> 
> 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
> kernel: 2.6.21.5
> 
> Anyone else experience similar or was this coincidental and I have other
> issues...
> 
> Steve
> 

Yep. I have a few Slack 12 boxes lockup. Digging around, it looks to be
a issue with pre 2.6.21.5 kernels.

-Eddie

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