[plug] Leap Second

Alexander Hartner alex at j2anywhere.com
Mon Jul 2 18:55:16 WST 2012

Hi all,

I am sure by now most of you would have come across the leap second issue from last Saturday or at least heard of it.


While there are many websites talking about this now and include a fix, I haven't found any dating back to Friday advising us to prepare for this. No doubt the problem lies with the websites I visit :-)

I was wondering if anybody can suggest / recommend a website which would have alerted us of this impending doom beforehand, so we can take pre-emtive action to address this. 

I am still a bit confused on what systems are exactly impacted. For example systems running oracle jdk 1.6.0_30 were not affected while other running open-jdk 1.6.0_20&24 were affected. Similarly linux running 3.1.10-1.9-default and had issues while 3.1.6-gentoo did not. I suspect the problem with run-away java threads has been addressed in more recent versions of Java and is not related to the linux kernel version.

Any thoughts on this?
Best regards

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