Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474805
kernel doesn't insert leap second on ppc and ia64
Last modified: 2012-06-20 12:14:06 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #474803 +++
Description of problem:
On ia64 and ppc architectures leap second isn't inserted (on x86_64, i386 and s390 it seems to work fine).
In syslog there is message
kernel: Clock: inserting leap second 23:59:60 UTC
but comparing the clock against an NTP server shows that it wasn't inserted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. select an NTP server
2. date -s "2008/12/31 23:59:55 UTC"; ntptime -s 16; ntpdate -q $ntpserver; sleep 10; ntpdate -q $ntpserver; ntptime -s 64; ntpdate $ntpserver
No or very small difference between the offsets printed by ntpdate -q commands.
1 second difference.
David, 474803 is the corresponding bug for RHEL5 -- I've assigned that one to myself.
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