Erroneous Leap Second Introduced at 2014-06-30 23:59:59 UTC

Tim Heckman t at
Tue Jul 1 00:33:52 UTC 2014

Hey Everyone,

I just was alerted to one of the systems I managed having a time skew
greater than 100ms from NTP sources. Upon further investigation it
seemed that the time was off by almost exactly 1 second.

Looking back over our NTP monitoring, it would appear that this system
had a large time adjust at approximately 00:00 UTC:

- (times are in Pacific in these
graphs, sorry about that)

A few of our systems did alert early this morning, indicating they
were going to be receiving a leap second today. However, I was unable
to determine the exact cause for NTP believing a leap second should be
added. And after some time a few of the systems were no longer
indicating that a leap second would be introduced.

This specific system is hosted in AWS US-WEST-2C and uses the pool.

Has anyone else seen any erroneous leap seconds being added to their system?

-Tim Heckman

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