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Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:27:53 +0000
From: Laurent Bercot <>
Subject: Re: Pending patches/issues before 0.9.15 release?

> Perhaps strftime is failing to null-terminate under some conditions.
> Did you try pre-filling the buffer with junk to see if it makes the
> bug reproducable?

  I didn't investigate or experiment more, but I will as soon as I get
some time - maybe this week-end.

> I'm not familiar with the "right/" timezones and they're difficult to
> google for -- please give me a reference for what they are, if you
> can. However, musl only uses zoneinfo for timezone/daylight-time
> purposes, not for any sort of adjustment between POSIX/calendar time
> and UTC(w/leap-seconds) and/or TAI. Perhaps this is the source of the
> discrepency.

  The short version of what right/ timezones are is explained here:

  The difference between glibc and musl is 25 seconds, not 35 as I wrote,
which seems to indicate that musl's gmtime()/localtime() does not take leap
second tables, which are defined in right/ timezones, into account.
  I would really love that to be fixed - maybe not for 0.9.15, but for 0.9.16
if possible, because I'm a hardcore TAI-10 user.


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