Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:44:59 -0500 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Pending patches/issues before 0.9.15 release? On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 07:27:53PM +0000, Laurent Bercot wrote: > >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: > http://www.madore.org/~david/computers/unix-leap-seconds.html#tai-minus-10 Thanks for the info. > 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. I'm a pretty hardcore anti-leapseconds / pro-POSIX-seconds guy, so if you'd like to make any progress here, maybe you could do some research into whether/how the features you want could be supported non-invasively. Rich
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