Subject: Re: Time zones?
To: None <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/13/1995 06:33:38
   Ted Lemon <> wrote:
   >I'm finally running on NetBSD binaries, and now I'm having an annoying
   >problem in that it doesn't seem to know what time zone it's in, even
   >though it's compiled into the kernel.   Is there something obvious
   >that I need to configure and am just not finding in the man pages?

   and in response
   "Mark P. Gooderum" <>
   >> I don't think the kernel's timezone is used for anything but
   >> compatability with _really_ old binaries.
   >The kernel timezone is used to give the difference between the real
   >time clock and GMT.  This is used for things like PC's where the
   >RTC may be wall clock time.

   certainly it is useful for a machine running multiple OS's to have the RTC
   at wall-time, eg for DOS.

Ted was talking about the pmax port.  I'd really like to see you try
to run DOS on a pmax.