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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] RTC: Add mmap method to rtc character driver

    >Agreed. How about we take the /dev/rtc patch now (since its an added feature
    >that doesn't hurt anything if its not used, as far as tickless kernels go), and
    >I'll start working on doing gettimeofday in vdso for arches other than x86_64.
    >That will give the X guys what they wanted until such time until all the other
    >arches have a gettimeofday alternative that doesn't require kernel traps.
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    >

    The timelag involved in rolling X into a distro and releasing
    it means that we don't really need short term workarounds.
    Introducing new userspace APIs is not something that
    should be done casually.
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