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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.6 I2C epson 8564 RTC chip
On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 11:49:45PM +0100, Russell King wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 03:40:07PM -0700, Tom Rini wrote:
> > A generic one for i2c rtcs or another generic rtc driver? There's
> > already drivers/char/genrtc.c...
>
> genrtc.c lacks several features ARM needs, the big one being wakeup
> timers. It also only provides either (configurable) emulation or no
> support of various RTC features, rather than allowing a real RTC to
> provide them if it can - and you need to know the details of your RTC
> at kernel configuration time.

Having hacked at this, and just not having had the time to clean it up a
bit more yet, did you try adding it to genrtc at least?

> It provides no support for translating "RTC" time into seconds and
> vice versa which is needed for second-counter based RTCs found in
> PXA, StrongARM, and other ARM SoC platforms.

It couldn't be added in?

> IOW, its fairly restrictive in what it provides and what it allows
> architectures to provide.

Either way, I'd like to not have 2 generic rtc drivers if at all
possible...

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Tom Rini
http://gate.crashing.org/~trini/
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