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From: Matthew Dempsky (matthewdempsky.org)
Date: Tue Apr 24 2012 - 11:05:33 CDT
On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 4:11 PM, Peter Hessler <phesslertheapt.org> wrote:
> On 2012 Apr 24 (Tue) at 16:27:00 +0400 (+0400), Vadim Zhukov wrote:
> :This will somewhat break dual-booting machines with Windblows as
> :second OS. :( But I'm not a developer and do not have any vote, of
> :course. :)
Ugh. I didn't realize Windows still expects the RTC to be local time by default.
> Windows 7 does not have that limitation, you can configure it to use UTC
> as the BIOS clock.
It looks like Markus Kuhn has a FAQ about Windows, the RTC, and UTC:
TL;DR: Windows Vista SP2 and Windows 7 support setting the RTC to UTC,
but your system might become unresponsive during DST changes...
I'm inclined to say our FAQ
(http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq8.html#TimeZone) should instruct
Windows users to just set RealTimeIsUniversal and bring any issues to
Microsoft to fix rather than working around the issue with kernel
timezone support. It doesn't make sense for us to continue
complicating things just to workaround their broken design. Microsoft
has had 10+ years to make this setting work.