[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: hard crash on leap second

On 12/31/08 20:05, Ken Irving wrote:
On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 07:48:41PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
On 12/31/08 19:19, Ken Irving wrote:
On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 04:02:03PM -0900, Ken Irving wrote:
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?
Duh... Of course this was done at midnight UTC.  I see in my logs:

  Dec 31 14:59:59 isto kernel: Clock: inserting leap second 23:59:60 UTC
Do you run ntp?


That's why I didn't see it, then, since I run ntpdate every three hours. But that's probably also what the -0.56 second step is at 18:03.

$ sudo grep 'time server' /var/log/syslog
Dec 31 09:03:02 haggis ntpdate[3653]: adjust time server offset 0.438687 sec Dec 31 12:03:02 haggis ntpdate[7156]: adjust time server offset 0.439682 sec Dec 31 15:03:01 haggis ntpdate[8467]: adjust time server offset 0.439121 sec Dec 31 18:03:01 haggis ntpdate[9521]: step time server offset -0.562385 sec
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

I like my women like I like my coffee - purchased at above-market
rates from eco-friendly organic farming cooperatives in Latin America.

Reply to: