>> Is the time field in GMT or local time? If it's "loggers choice", should
>> there be a way in embed that info in the file?
>I suspect it would be easiest to let the logger choose. If that is the
>case, I would probably prefer that information as to GMT or local be
>given somewhere in the log. A reference to time zone in the log preamble
>or including the zone stamp next to the time reference, 1304GMT. If no
>reference is given to the time zone, there is a problem if we combine
>logs in an analysis.
Writing logs in local time is pretty much an anachronism for a World Wide
system. The time domain that the server is in is pretty much irrelevant.
Using time zone names is very messy and leads to all sorts of ambiguities
in a log file. Daylight saving introduces even more complexity.
It is always possible to convert GMT time into local time. I very strongly
believe that this should be done at the user and never the system level.
I have used computer systems which span timezones and the result is pretty
ugly unless they have a common concept of time.
- Re: Time
- From: Magnus Mengelbier <email@example.com>