Leap Second Addition, and its Effects Explained

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • What is the leap second?
  • Can the leap second message hang the kernel?
  • Does Red Hat Enterprise Linux properly handle leap seconds?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7

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