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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 <pretzalz@techhouse.org> 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?
> Hi!
> Which kernel do you use?
> It is  a known  problem on 2.6.21  but may  appear on any  kernel before
> See:
>  http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/Kernel/2007-07/msg00714.html
>  http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/7/3/103
> 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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