Leap second: Linux can freeze

Posted by tuxchick on Jul 2, 2012 10:35 PM EDT
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The leap second that was inserted on Saturday night can cause permanent high CPU loads on Linux computers. Among other examples, the behaviour is documented in the blog of the Mozilla Foundation, where strange peak loads on one Mozilla server were observed from the time the leap second was added. The developers said that the problem is easily solved by resetting the date or rebooting the system.

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Odd, I didn't see anything amiss herzeleid 10 1,199 Jul 14, 2012 10:16 AM

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