DST flag in NVRAM revisited (was: Re: NVRAM stuck in DST?)

benh at kernel.crashing.org benh at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Mar 29 04:18:59 EST 2002

>we should just deal with the RTC exactly how its delt with on x86, if
>you have windows (or in our case MacOS) you tell hwclock the RTC is in
>localtime and let it deal with it, if you don't have MacOS/windows you
>tell it you have the RTC in GMT like its supposed to be and all is well.

Which means that during boot, the kernel will have a wrong (local) time
instead of UTC. That can be annoying.


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