Leap Seconds in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

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  • Does Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 properly handle leap seconds?
  • IERS have announced a leap second due at midnight, June 30th this year. Red Hat needs to release an updated tzdata, so it can transition smoothly along precise NTP systems.
  • There will be a leap second end of June 2012. We would like to know if our servers with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 will support it correctly.
  • Can the leap second message hang the kernel?
  • Does the issue described in article 15145 affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3

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