[LEAPSECS] Leapseconds, more evidence
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Jul 3 10:03:40 EDT 2012
>The original source may be this:
I have received several copies of the email Hetzner sent out to their
customers, so the above was probably just for one (big!) customer:
> During the night of 30.06.2012 to 01.07.2012 our internal
> monitoring systems registered an increase in the level of
> IT power usage by approximately one megawatt.
> The reason for this huge surge is the additional switched
> leap second which can lead to permanent CPU load on Linux
> According to heise.de, various Linux distributions are
> affected by this. Further information can be found at:
> In order to reduce CPU load to a normal level again, a
> restart of the whole system is necessary in many cases.
> First, a soft reboot via the command line should be
> attempted. Failing that, you have the option of performing
> a hardware reset via the Robot administration interface.
> For this, select menu item "Server" and the "Reset" tab
> for the respective server in the administration interface.
> Please do not hesitate to contact us, should you have any
> Kind regards,
> Hetzner Online AG
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