Subject: Re: TIMEZONE and DST - obsolete?
To: Phil Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Paul Kranenburg <email@example.com>
Date: 03/03/1996 22:41:14
> My understanding of TIMEZONE and DST in kernel configs was telling
> the kernel about the hardware clock. I recently told someone to use
> TIMEZONE and DST so their dual boot i386 could have the hardware clock set
> for the other operating system in local time and not GMT like the
> default NetBSD kernel wants. I don't think they are obsolete.
This sounds to me as a slightly different usage being re-assigned to
these options: normalize hardware clock to GMT, as opposed to: initialize
a user interface to get at timezone info.