Re: Re: hard crash on leap second
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> OoO En cette nuit nuageuse du jeudi 01 janvier 2009, vers 01:25, Travis
> Crump <email@example.com> disait :
>> 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?
> Which kernel do you use?
> It is a known problem on 2.6.21 but may appear on any kernel before
> 188.8.131.52. See:
> It should not happen on Lenny kernel (2.6.26).
I was using an old revision of the lenny
kernel[linux-image-2.6.26-1-amd64 2.6.26-4], but have since upgraded to
the latest (lenny) version. Perhaps that was it.
Another potential data point, fetchmail was running and went to sleep
for 120 seconds at 11:58:00 UTC.
"X being flakey" was more to imply that I know the difference between X
freezing and the system crashing. X has never frozen on this hardware
though it does occasionally restart itself when I switch vts[I wasn't
switching vts at the time]. I couldn't ssh in and the Num Lock LED
wouldn't toggle[my standard as to whether the keyboard is alive]. The
monitor stayed in its last state and the last half-second of the audio
of the video I was watching looped continuously.
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