+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1190619 +++
Description of problem:
With older ntp versions, the -x option was sometimes used as a workaround to avoid kernel inserting/deleting leap seconds by stepping the clock and possibly upsetting running applications. That no longer works with 4.2.6 as ntpd steps the clock itself when a leap second occurs.
The fix is to treat the one second offset gained during leap second as a normal offset and check the stepping threshold (set by -x or tinker step) to decide if a step should be applied.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. add -x to /etc/sysconfig/ntpd
2. wait for leap second
3. observe how was clock corrected
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.