[lkml]   [1999]   [May]   [20]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: i386/RTC: old problem, new solution?
Ulrich Windl wrote:

> maybe the problem running RTC in non-UTC time is known to you,
> including its implications. Basically the kernel lacks two things
> when booting:
> 1) time zone
> 2) Whether RTC runs UTC or local time
> My solution would be:
> 1) Add a kernel parameter like RTC=UTC|local
> 2) Add a kernel parameter like TZ=+0200 (numeric notation ised in
> EMail)
> 3) Enhance routines that set the system time to update the RTC as well

Whatever you do, please keep UTC the default, so that machines running only
Linux (or Unix) or don't care about compatibility with Lesser Operating
Systems(tm) don't need to be bothered with kludges like this.

Are you planning on making the kernel aware of daylight savings time, too?

Johan Myreen

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:51    [W:0.069 / U:9.528 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site