Are SAP HANA deployments affected if absolute timers that expire at midnight UTC fire early when the leap second is inserted ?

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Issue

  • How to apply absolute timer fix as a part of leapsecond patching on SAP HANA servers ?. Absolute time fix as per the kbase is only released for RHEL 6.8. SAP HANA is not yet certified for RHEL 6.8
  • Is SAP HANA using absolute timers ?
  • Are SAP HANA deployments affected if absolute timers that expire at midnight UTC fire early when the leap second is inserted ?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5,6.6 and 6.7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
  • SAP HANA
  • leapsecond event on Dec 31 2016

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