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Re: hard crash on leap second

On Thu, Jan 01, 2009 at 12:35:33PM -0000, Cameron Hutchison wrote:
> Travis Crump <pretzalz@techhouse.org> writes:
> >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?
> I have a lenny and sid system, oth of which are still running OK.
> I am running openntpd on both, synced to my border router (openwrt),
> also still running and running openntpd.
> My logs show openntpd drifting the time back into sync from the leap
> second.

Both my machines are PII and the boot messages say something about the
clock being unreliable...  I found that OpenNTPd, since it only jumps
the time on startup if its out by more than 3 minutes, and then slews
slowly, couldn't keep up with the drifting nature of the two boxes'
clocks and they drifted apart.  ntpd keeps them in better sync.

Of course, being on dialup doesn't help either.


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