[ntp:questions] Ruh, roh. Leap Second?

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Wed Jul 2 22:48:51 UTC 2008

In article <486A32E6.4050201 at ou.edu>,
 plaws at ou.edu (Peter Laws) writes:
>1 Time(s): Clock: inserting leap second 23:59:60 UTC
>RHEL 5.2 system running ntpq 4.2.2p1 at 1.1570-o Thu Jan 17 18:14:14 UTC 2008
>(1) which is the default for that distribution.  Grepping around in the
>logs it appears that most or all of my RHEL systems did it.
>I got this, too, on at least one system:
>Jun 30 19:34:53 ozz-1300 ntpd[2659]: time reset +1.000360 s

Humm.  I got one too, back in 2005, 6 months ahead of the last leap second.

I wonder what was going on back then,

Jun 21 01:09:33 shuksan ntpd[1794]: ntpd 4.2.0a at 1.1190-r Thu Apr 14 07:47:25 EDT 2005 (1)

Jun 30 16:59:59 shuksan kernel: Clock: inserting leap second 23:59:60 UTC
Jun 30 17:57:14 shuksan ntpd[1794]: time reset +1.014226 s

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