Stupid Leap Seconds

MySQL didn't like leap seconds and that caused it to use up all the CPUs
Added by David Kowis over 3 years ago

MySQL didn't like it that we had a leap second a little while ago.

I remember hearing about a glitch in the linux kernel that caused things to bomb, but this is the first I'd heard about the same problem happening to mysql.

Solution found here:

date -s "`date`" 

Which I guess just forces the date to a point and gets it less freaked out. It's certainly made mysql a bit snappier, thankfully.