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

I don't see that. Provided you update the system clock before starting
syslogd, the times recorded will be correct. The kernel ring buffer
doesn't store timestamps. It's syslogd that adds the timestamps.



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