Subject: Re: A proposal for Time Synchronisation in NetBSD
To: None <>
From: Theo Deraadt <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/19/1993 23:58:51
>- Be aware the the PC RTC is kept in localtime and the kernel softclock is
>	GMT.

Please note: this isn't valid for all of our ports. Notably, these machines
do not need this (I'm guessing a bit): hp300, sparc, sun3, da30, pc532.

>With that said. As long as this doesn't preclude being able to have some
>mechanism to adjust the softclock to localtime before resettodr() and
>being able to adjust the softclock (and deal with DST correctly) when you

Any solution that necessitates running ntpd is wrong. Running a
local/GMT correction program at startup seems to be sufficient, and I
still believe that the trick Sun uses is sufficient (I've not been
convinced that /dev/kmem is evil, because I've never seen anyone rm it).