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Re: hard crash on leap second

Yannick Patois wrote the following on 01/01/2009 06:09 PM:

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?

Same behavior here.

My machine also crashed precisely at 0:59:59 - french time - (screen
froze, KDE bar displaying this time).

My current kernel is:
Linux 2.6.26-1-686 #1 SMP Mon Dec 15 18:15:07 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
This is an average 32 bits sempron 2600 machine.

I would be very interested to understand what's happened. I don't think
it's a coincidence, I've seen several other mention of such a crash
(with Debian) on the web today.


Well, just for another data point, I have 6 machines running lenny at various levels of being up-to-date and none of them crashed.

I am running ntp 1:4.2.4p4+dfsg-7 according to aptitude. My firewall is a stratum 2 timeserver and all the other machines get their time from it.


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