Re: kernel log messages using wrong timezone

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 19:38:17 EST

> How does the kernel figure out how to timestamp the log output? The reason I'm
> asking is that we have a system that has /etc/localtime pointing to the
> Americas/Montreal timezone, but the log output from the kernel appears to be
> UTC.

The kernel doesn't timestamp, the logging daemon syslogd/klogd does. Now
if the daemon is running UTC because your distribution starts it before
setting the timezones up that might cause wrong zones
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