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Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:05:34 -0500
From: "A. Wilcox" <awilfox@...lielinux.org>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] use UTC instead of GMT

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On 28/07/17 08:00, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 02:35:10PM +0200, Natanael Copa wrote:
>> I checked what FreeBSD, OpenBSD and GNU/Linux does when timezone
>> is unset. Seems that they all use "UTC" so I think that makes
>> most sense.
> 
> That may well end up being the reasonable position. Let's see what 
> others have to say on the matter (hopefully without it getting too 
> much into bikeshedding).


+100

That is the sane and reasonable thing to do and the fact musl doesn't
do that automatically has broken two kernel builds for me (minor
annoyance, but still a real issue).  The kernels boot but uname -a
says "Sat Sep 13 23:57:23 Time zone not s" which cuts off the year.
May seem silly but having to use Wolfram Alpha to calculate what year
the 13th of September fell on a Saturday is a bit annoying when you're
dealing with servers with long uptimes...

(The answer is 2014 and I pulled that from an old log.  Don't worry,
I'm not actually running anything that old on anything.)


Best regards,
- --arw


- -- 
A. Wilcox (awilfox)
Project Lead, Adélie Linux
http://adelielinux.org
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