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SubjectRe: Getting system time in kernel..
davids@webmaster.com (David Schwartz)  wrote on 02.10.01 in <20011003050142.AAA10921@shell.webmaster.com@whenever>:

> On Tue, 02 Oct 2001 10:43:23 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
>
> >mohammedazad@nestec.net said:
>
> >> Any idea how to get the system time in a kernel module.... I tried this
> >>in solaris... but i am getting only the GMT (that too elapsed time) how
> >>do i convert this to my locale time....
>
> >You can't. You shouldn't need to convert to localtime inside the kernel.
> >What, precisely, are you trying to achieve?
>
> As an example, a filesystem might internally store local times in its
> inodes. You may not be free to change the on-disk format.

Such as FAT and derived filesystems?

That's why Linux has sys_tz. Though I think that a mount option to
override that might have been wise.

MfG Kai
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