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SubjectRe: i386/RTC: old problem, new solution?
Hi Richard.

> The only place I'm aware that the kernel needs to know the
> timezone is this case with suspend/resume. So aside from this, I
> don't see a need for the kernel to know the timezone.

That's really the second place where it would be useful. The first is
during the initial boot stages, from kernel loading to the point in
the initialisation where `hwclock --hctosys` is run, since during this
interval, messages sent to syslogd or klogd get stamped with the RTC
time taken as UTC even if it isn't...

Best wishes from Riley.

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| in other words, I can implement this XXXX feature, but I bet someone |
| else has already done so and is just about to release their patch. |
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