[fpc-devel] NowUTC in the RTL

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Dec 9 13:37:06 CET 2011

On Fri, 9 Dec 2011, Marco van de Voort wrote:

> In our previous episode, Michael Van Canneyt said:
>> what does that have to do with the issue ?
>> The linux kernel returns UTC time, it always has. Now() converts this to local time.
>> (as does libc). All NowUTC needs to do is return the kernel time.
> Could be. I thought that was the old situation, but assumed now that
> timezone is an userland thing, it returned the HW clock. But I assume it
> needs some form of timezone too for certain protocols.
> So who maintains the difference between hardware clock and UTC for the
> kernel's benefit then, and where is that maintained?

Userland (=libc) tools, hwclock and the like ?


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