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Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2014 17:38:04 +0800
From: orc <>
Subject: Re: syslog() always sends GMT timestamps

1 февраля 2014 г. 8:54:19 KRAT, Rich Felker <> пишет:
>On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 01:04:13PM +0100, Szabolcs Nagy wrote:
>> * Rich Felker <> [2014-01-29 23:33:44 -0500]:
>> > So really this is a matter you could pretty easily change locally,
>> > where for correctness and robustness the change isn't acceptable
>> > upstream. If you (or others) still have interest in trying to get
>> > syslog with local time upstream, we'll need to have a discussion on
>> > how it could be done safely.
>> btw currently syslog does not print year so even if
>> at a later point one tries to parse the date and
>> display it in local time it will be hard to do so
>> imo the standard timestamp format is '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S'
>> (maybe with T instead of space, but that's less readable)
>> it is a bit longer than the current one, but at least
>> clear, not nl_langinfo dependent (in case someone adds
>> LC_TIME support for other languages) and reversible
>> (the real iso8601/rfc3339 standard is '%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%SZ')
>I'd like more input from users. I don't think this is something we
>should change immediately before 1.0 or in the 1.0.x stable series,
>but you've raised very good points that should be addressed at some
>point. If we add build customization at some point in the future, this
>may be an area we should consider allowing some degree of
>customization. But of course I'm a bit hesitant to start doing that.

I already patched my musl tree to run with localtime since it does not affect much of internal state as you noted.
IMHO I think musl wiki should have article about customization patches like this rather than configure options.
The libc itself is strict and sane.


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