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Oliver Xymoron writes:
> On Mon, 18 Dec 2000, Russell King wrote:
> > So, why don't we update the hours and be done with it? We would have to
> > play the same game with the days of the month vs hours. Also, we don't
> > know if the CMOS clock is programmed for UTC time or not (the kernel's
> > idea of time is UTC. Your CMOS may be programmed for EST for instance).
>
> Sounds like its still broken then - there are time zones which are not
> even multiples of 60 minutes.

Correct; please examine the code and you will find the answer to this.
Specifically, look at the lines around the following comment:

/* correct for half hour time zone */
_____
|_____| ------------------------------------------------- ---+---+-
| | Russell King rmk@arm.linux.org.uk --- ---
| | | | http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/personal/aboutme.html / / |
| +-+-+ --- -+-
/ | THE developer of ARM Linux |+| /|\
/ | | | --- |
+-+-+ ------------------------------------------------- /\\\ |
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