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SubjectRe: [rtc-linux] Re: 2.6.21-rc2 : Oops in rtc_cmos...
On Tue, 6 Mar 2007 11:32:28 -0800
David Brownell <> wrote:

> > on then... My dmesg says, related to rtc :
> >
> > ...
> > rtc_cmos 00:03: rtc core: registered rtc_cmos as rtc0
> I think the RTC core shouldn't emit this message; I'll send
> a patch. It's just confusing on error paths; and on success
> paths it's less informative than a message from the driver
> itself could be.

I would like a way to have a common "welcome" message among
all the drivers. Please take this into account if you want
to send a patch ;)

> > What does this all mean ? I thought an RTC Cmos was always there on a
> > standard PC motherboard... (that's why I had activated the option in the
> > first time).
> You enabled CONFIG_RTC (under char drivers, "Enhanced Real Time Clock Support")
> so that driver has claimed the CMOS RTC instead of "rtc-cmos.c". Disable it.
> Then you'll be able to use this driver with no little surprises.

maybe we should consider this in the Kconfig.


Best regards,

Alessandro Zummo,
Tower Technologies - Torino, Italy

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