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From "Alexei Zakharov (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Resolved: (HARMONY-5476) [classlib][luni] Harmony is unable to detect correct time zone on Linux
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2008 13:14:08 GMT

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Alexei Zakharov resolved HARMONY-5476.
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    Resolution: Fixed

Workaround was commited to Harmony repository at r620477. The root cause of this problem is
in port_user_timezone() function from  "vm/port/src/misc/linux/timezone.c" ( DRLVM workspace).
It constantly adds extra '\n' to the end of returned timezone ID under Linux and this breaks
all further logic. Looks like parsing of zoneinfo files was not implemented 100% correctly
on DRLVM. 
BTW, there are no such issues with J9 VM.

> [classlib][luni] Harmony is unable to detect correct time zone on Linux
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HARMONY-5476
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-5476
>             Project: Harmony
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Classlib
>         Environment: Linux32
>            Reporter: Alexei Zakharov
>            Assignee: Alexei Zakharov
>
> On Linux auto detection of default time zone works incorrectly. For example SimpleDateFormat
always returns GMT +0 by default. This leads to incorrect work of some applications - Clock
demo applet from RI distribution could be one of such examples. Please see the test case below:
> DateTest.java
> ---
> import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
> import java.util.TimeZone;
> public class DateTest {
>     public static void main(String argv[]) {
>         SimpleDateFormat formatter;
>         formatter = new SimpleDateFormat();
>         System.out.println(formatter.getTimeZone().getDisplayName(
>                 true, TimeZone.SHORT) + ", " +
>                 formatter.getTimeZone().getDisplayName(true, TimeZone.LONG));
>     }
> --
> On RI (my workstation is located in Moscow, GMT+3):
> MSD, Moscow Daylight Time
> on Harmony (r619813):
> GMT+00:00, GMT+00:00
> However, on Windows Harmony correctly sets time zone to GMT +3. So this is a UNIX-only
issue.

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