Subject: Re: proposal for changes to todr interface
To: Pavel Cahyna <>
From: Garrett D'Amore <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/07/2006 09:26:43
Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 09:21:17PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> Say you really intelligently notice the DST transition has happened
>> and warp rtc_offset and the clock so windows will be "happy". As soon
>> as you boot Windows, it will warp the clock *again*. You need to know
>> if you've booted Windows between NetBSD boots to know if rtc_offset
>> should be adjusted! And, of course, you can't know!
> What does happen if you have more instllations of Windows on the same
> machine? Are they really so dumb?
> Pavel

Short answer: yes.

Garrett D'Amore, Principal Software Engineer
Tadpole Computer / Computing Technologies Division,
General Dynamics C4 Systems
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