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    SubjectRe: [2.5.63 PATCH][TRIVIAL]Change rtc.c ioport extend from 10h to 8h
    On 26 Feb 2003, Rusty Lynch wrote:

    > The real time clock only needs 8 bytes, but rtc.c is reserving 10h bytes.
    [SNIPPED...]

    It only needs two bytes port 0x70 and port 0x71 in ix86. Since the Sparc
    gets addressed differently and can only read/write words, it needs 8
    bytes. Please, if you are going to fix it, please fix it only once by
    setting a different length for the different machines!
    Cheers,
    Dick Johnson
    Penguin : Linux version 2.4.18 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
    Why is the government concerned about the lunatic fringe? Think about it.


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