Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:54:48 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: [PATCH] use UTC instead of GMT On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 09:05:34AM -0500, A. Wilcox wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA256 > > 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.) Do you know how the kernel ended up with "Time zone not s[et?]" there? This seems like a separate bug that should be addressed somewhere. Rich
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