Java leap second bug 30 June – 1 July 2012 – Fix

So, as of last Sunday all java servers in my park started running at 100% CPU capacity. Turns out there’s a leap second bug in current java releases on Linux servers.
I found this post where a temporary workaround/fix is provided.

Run these commands, and the load should start declining right away:

/etc/init.d/ntp stop
date `date +"%m%d%H%M%C%y.%S"`

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