On Mon, 2 Jul 2012, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
I recommend that anyone not familiar with the term "leap second" check
out all of their Linux systems. Most likely a piece of software is
running in an infinite loop due to the added second on July 1st. Your
system may also appear to be running normally but double-check your
system load to make sure it is less than 1.00. I had several affected
systems so Fedora was not ready (and I didn't bother to ready my systems).
If you have high system load there are two solutions:
1. Reboot, or...
2. Manually set the date with "date". Ex: "date 07021025" for July
date `date +%m%d%H%M.%S`
should reset the date without changing the time too much.
I had trouble on RHEL6 servers, which were mostly running java, with
sluggish reponse and high cpu loads. I ended up rebooting them to make
sure I cleared the problem.