Subject: Re: Time zones?
To: None <D.Thomas@vthrc.uq.edu.au>
From: Charles M. Hannum <email@example.com>
Date: 01/13/1995 06:33:38
Ted Lemon <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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" <email@example.com>
>> 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.