[CentOS] using true UTC timezone everywhere

Steven Vishoot sir_funzone at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 9 05:56:02 UTC 2007

--- Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:

> Stephen Harris wrote:
> > Florin Andrei wrote:
> >> layer to the PHP page that will display those
> logs and optionally 
> >> convert the timestamps to local time on-the-fly,
> if that's what the user 
> >> wants.
> > 
> > But then you've just moved the DST issue into your
> application and not
> > really solved much at all :-)
> No, that's just to display data, at the last stage,
> when building the 
> HTML page, it's a read-only operation and it's just
> for the internal 
> staff. If there are some issues at that level, oh
> well, I can live with 
> that. :-)
> I'm more worried about all kinds of data processing
> scripts getting 
> confused by the clock jumps and mashing data to a
> pulp. Using UTC should 
> take care of that.
> It's really the other clock jump, in autumn, that
> looks very ugly. The 
> one in spring (a few days from now in my TZ) might
> be much less cumbersome.
> The other way around would be to backtrack through
> all corner cases and 
> add all sorts of conditions to the scripts to avoid
> the nasty 
> consequences of the clock going backwards in autumn.
> But frankly, 
> migrating to UTC seems easier.
> -- 
> Florin Andrei
> http://florin.myip.org/
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where i use to work they would shutdown all schedules
at 12:01am and wait until after the time change to
restart the schedules again. though this was a shop
that had people there 24/7 so they were able to do this.


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