Re: time zone and UTC issue
On Wed, 2012-11-28 at 15:55 +0530, J. B wrote:
> Hello list,
> My box is configured to the local time zone from beginning, both hwclock and system time.
> But linux always favor hwclock to UTC. What is the advantage of doing that ?
> If I need my hwclock to UTC then what should be the right way to do that ?
> I have followed "dpkg-reconfigure tzdata" and found it has changed the local time to
> UTC too. Confused .....
The Linux has to know if the hwclock does use UTC or not and then it
will set up the clock, when running a Linux to the correct time for your
timezone. IOW you only have to inform what time hwclock does use.
I'm living in Germany, if my hwclock would use UTC time, then saving
e.g. BIOS settings, would add a wrong time to the files. So I can't see
an advantage in using UTC. I'm using local time for the hwclock.