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Sun, 01 Jul 2012

Could the 'leap second' have caused my CPU loading problem in Debian Wheezy?

Debian developer Ingo Juergensmann reports that addition of a 'leap second' to clocks made apps that include Firefox consume all the CPU on the system.

That sounds like as good an explanation as any for my troubles yesterday with both Iceweasel/Firefox and Google Chrome both pegging my two CPU cores at various times, especially since I didn't reboot the system, which was in suspend overnight.