Kernel prepatch 3.5-rc5
Posted Jul 1, 2012 20:14 UTC (Sun) by Tobu
In reply to: Kernel prepatch 3.5-rc5
Parent article: Kernel prepatch 3.5-rc5
Apparently the bug was noticed (presumably some forward-looking organisations do run tests with clocks running a few months fast) and fixed in 3.4 but not publicised and not CC-ed to stable. So there's a process problem in that the test->publicise loop wasn't closed. And the bug wasn't noticed after it was pulled in 2008, presumably because no one ran leap second tests that flagged an abnormally high cpu load.
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