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Re: hard crash on leap second

On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 07:25:25PM -0500, Travis Crump wrote:
> I had a hard crash of my lenny system precisely when the leap second was
> added.  While X has flaked in the past, I've never had a hard crash
> before.  I have no other evidence they were related, but I wasn't doing
> anything unusual at the time.  Any ideas?

Could you clarify when this happened?  Your message has a timestamp of 
07:25:25PM -0500, but I thought the leap second was to be applied at
midnight.  Or maybe you're referring to a system in another timezone?

I'm just curious, and have no particular insight on the problem.  I'm 
expecting to see an additional second of error in the clocks of some
systems I manage via radio telemetry, but wasn't expecting anything 
like you describe.


Ken Irving

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