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SubjectRe: i386/RTC: old problem, new solution?
On 20 May 99, at 23:41, Richard Gooch wrote:

> Riley Williams writes:

[...]

> > Unfortunately, it's already been dealt with in userspace, so any
> > kernel patch you developed would be unlikely to be applied anyway.
>
> In fact, there already is a patch in the kernel:
> CONFIG_APM_RTC_IS_GMT, but it's a temporary hack, until a better
> scheme is implemented. The reason is that the kernel needs to know the
> timezone the RTC is stored in when restoring the system clock after a
> suspend/resume cycle. Automatically computing the difference has its
> problems.
>

Maybe you'll agree that akernel parameter is probably better than a
compilation parameter. For distributions it will make things much
easier.

Ulrich


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