Ingo Weinhold <ingo_weinhold@xxxxxx> wrote: > On 2009-06-16 at 11:03:17 [+0200], Axel Dörfler <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > wrote: > > Ankur Sethi <get.me.ankur@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > 1. To what extent can timestamps on files be trusted? What > > > happens > > > when the user tinkers with the system time? > > The only problem are time zone changes, as the time of the files is > > not > > absolute in BeOS or Haiku - they will change with the time zone, > > probably also depending on your local/GMT setting. > I wonder how other OSs do that. I would find it obvious for the FS to > store > a canonical time (i.e. GMT) on disk and convert from/to the current > time > zone as needed. Indeed, this is how it should work. It just doesn't do so right now, but we can and should change that. I guess we could add a utility function for file systems that returns a timespec/bigtime_t GMT time. Bye, Axel.