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Systemd uses /etc/adjtime to handle the hardware clock and system time. Time wiki needs to reflect this since the HARDWARECLOCK variable no longer exists in /etc/rc.conf. Relevant information must come from upstream sources to ensure accuracy
 
Systemd uses /etc/adjtime to handle the hardware clock and system time. Time wiki needs to reflect this since the HARDWARECLOCK variable no longer exists in /etc/rc.conf. Relevant information must come from upstream sources to ensure accuracy
 
:Sure, the article is marked as out of date for that reason. Please update it if you have time: [[Rc.conf#New_configuration_file]]. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]]) 13:32, 10 October 2012 (UTC)
 
:Sure, the article is marked as out of date for that reason. Please update it if you have time: [[Rc.conf#New_configuration_file]]. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]]) 13:32, 10 October 2012 (UTC)
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== Using UTC in Windows can cause some problems  ==
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There's a fair amount of evidence to show that when you run Windows with UTC time, things get hairy:
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* [[http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/mswish/ut-rtc.html||See the Current Support Status In Windows section]]
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* [[http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2004/09/02/224672.aspx||Raymond Chen has a nice writeup]]
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Most people shouldn't get touched by this, but I know plenty of times I've been bugged (namely, every single debugger reads the BIOS clock and attempts to not de-botch itself) when using Windows with UTC time. In my experience, Windows 8 also will force BIOS time into being Un-DST adjusted Localtime. Dangerous!
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--[[User:Indrora|Indrora]] ([[User talk:Indrora|talk]]) 05:58, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Revision as of 05:58, 31 October 2012

Time needs to reflect Systemd settings

Systemd uses /etc/adjtime to handle the hardware clock and system time. Time wiki needs to reflect this since the HARDWARECLOCK variable no longer exists in /etc/rc.conf. Relevant information must come from upstream sources to ensure accuracy

Sure, the article is marked as out of date for that reason. Please update it if you have time: Rc.conf#New_configuration_file. -- Karol (talk) 13:32, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Using UTC in Windows can cause some problems

There's a fair amount of evidence to show that when you run Windows with UTC time, things get hairy:

* [the Current Support Status In Windows section]
* [Chen has a nice writeup]

Most people shouldn't get touched by this, but I know plenty of times I've been bugged (namely, every single debugger reads the BIOS clock and attempts to not de-botch itself) when using Windows with UTC time. In my experience, Windows 8 also will force BIOS time into being Un-DST adjusted Localtime. Dangerous!

--Indrora (talk) 05:58, 31 October 2012 (UTC)