[mythtv-users] MythBackend Suddenly swamping CPU on system

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Tue Jul 3 09:40:09 UTC 2012

On 03/07/12 04:26, Gavin Hurlbut wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 7:44 PM, Keith Pyle <kpyle at austin.rr.com> wrote:
>> The good news is that you don't have to worry about this problem again until
>> the next leap second, in three years or so.  Presumably, there will be a
>> patch somewhat sooner.  :-)
> The next leap second can be as soon as 6 months away should the ITU
> determine it's necessary.  They don't come on a fixed schedule.

6 months is unlikely.  It depends on how the Earth behaves.  The ITU has 
put off until 2015 a decision on whether to abandon the leap-seconds 
system entirely.  The argument for doing so is that it is virtually 
impossible to ensure that they won't provoke system failures like - or 
worse than - this one.  There are counter arguments.

John P

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