On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 03:22:45PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> If 64-bit Windows relies on a working EFI RTC implementation, we could
> decide to leave the driver enabled on 64-bit and only disable it for
> 32-bit EFI. That way, future distros would no longer have to worry about
> the localtime hack, at least the ones that have dropped support for
> 32-bit x86 kernels.

... and who have also dropped support for legacy (non-UEFI) 64-bit
boot.  Keep in mind that even for distributions which may install with
UEFI by default, if people have been upgrading from (for example)
Debian Jessie to Stretch to Buster, they may still be using non-UEFI
boot.  This might be especially true on small Linode servers (such as,
for example, the one which is currently running my mail smarthost....)

                                                   - Ted

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