The question becomes "why do you care"? Replace the term "hardware clock" with "system clock" and look at the V5R3 Memo to Users. >From that document: "The software clock is a system facility that can be set to a different time than the system clock and uses the QUTCOFFSET system value to calculate the UTC time. Since the software clock is not integrated with the rest of the system, it will be removed in a future release." I bet it won't be long until system QUTCOFFSET dies also. http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r3/ic2924/info/rzaq9.pdf You can actually be using the same API's, just recompile the programs using those api's and they will change from one clock to another. All of this is in the memo to users also. See also new system value: QTIMZON. Granted, I'm from Indiana and couldn't give a rip about time change. System value . . . . . : QTIMZON Description . . . . . : Time zone Time zone . . . . . . : QN0500EST2 Name Associated settings: Offset . . . . . : -05:00 Full name . . . : Eastern Standard Time Abbreviated name : EST What you don't find in the Memo to Users may be covered in the Software installation. There are some data area's you create, etc, on your V5R2 machine to prepare for this new system value, etc in V5R3. It's just all automatic now. Upgrade before this weekend. :-) Rob Berendt -- Group Dekko Services, LLC Dept 01.073 PO Box 2000 Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com Wayne McAlpine <wmcalpine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 10/28/2004 03:44 PM Please respond to Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx cc Fax to Subject Re: Daylight Savings Time and NTP Does V5R3 support changing the hardware clock as well as the software clock? I bought a software package for about a hundred bucks that does both. Just wondering if I still need it. Scott Klement wrote: >>If our iSeries (v5r2) is syncing to a network time source (CHGNTPA), >>will I still need to manually change for daylight savings time? The >>time source changes automatically. > > > You'll still have to change your QUTCOFFSET sysval from '-0400' to > '-0500' prior to syncing with the time server. (Otherwise, the clock won't > change when the NTP program runs) > > > -- > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l > or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. > > -- This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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