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    SubjectRe: [2.5.63 PATCH][TRIVIAL]Change rtc.c ioport extend from 10h to 8h
    On Wed, 2003-02-26 at 11:35, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
    > 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

    Actually, it's finer grain then x86, it's a chipset issue. As Randy
    pointed out in the original thread ==>
    > Some Intel chipset specs list RTC as using 0x70 - 0x77, probably with
    > some aliasing in there, so it looks to me like an EXTENT of 8 would be
    > safer and still allow you access to 0x79.
    > I'm looking at 82801BA-ICH2, 82801-ICH3, and 82801AA-ICH0 specs.
    > --
    > ~Randy

    Any suggestions on the right way of doing this?


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