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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.6 I2C epson 8564 RTC chip
On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 01:54:08PM +0100, Russell King wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 01:41:23PM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > Hi Stefan,
> >
> > > This driver only does the low-level I2C stuff, the rtc misc device
> > > driver is a separate driver module which I will send a patch for soon.
> >
> > I have a patch (attached, it could do with cleaning up) for the Dallas
> > DS1307 I2C RTC which I ported from the 2.4 rmk patch, originally written
> > by Intrinsyc. Currently it includes both the I2C and the RTC bits in the
> > same driver.
>
> Have a look at drivers/acorn/char/{i2c,pcf8583}.[ch]
>
> > Do you think it is realistic/possible to have the same generic RTC
> > driver speak to multiple I2C devices, from what I can see in your driver
> > the two chips seem pretty similar and the differences could probably be
> > abstracted away. Perhaps that is your intention from the start?
> >
> > I guess I will wait until you post the RTC misc driver and try and make
> > the DS1307 one work with that before I submit it.
>
> If you look at the last 2.6-rmk patch, you'll notice that it contains
> an abstracted RTC driver - I got peed off with writing the same code
> to support the user interfaces to the variety of RTCs over and over
> again. (Ones which are simple 32-bit second counters with alarms
> through to ones which return D/M/Y H:M:S.C format.)

Oh, I wasn't aware of that. I assume that one is not in linus bk tree already?

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