Subject: Re: A proposal for Time Synchronisation in NetBSD
To: Theo Deraadt <>
From: None <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/20/1993 19:07:33
> >- 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
> >inittodr().

Any localtime conversion required by an architecture should be hidden
within the readtodr() and resettodr() routines.
It's an architecture-specific problem.

- David B.