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SubjectRe: [rtc-linux] state of GEN_RTC vs rtc subsystem
On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 18:03:25 +0100, Alessandro Zummo <alessandro.zummo@towertech.it> wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 10:11:23 -0600
> Kumar Gala <galak@kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
>
> >
> > Is the functionality provided by drivers/char/gen_rtc.c completely
> > handled by the rtc subsystem in drivers/rtc?
> >
> > I ask for two reasons:
> > 1. should we make it mutually exclusive in Kconfig
> > 2. I've enabled both and get (we'll my defconfig did):
>
> They shouldn't be enabled at once. I think a patch
> for Kconfig has been recently submitted to give a warning
> in such a case.
>
> rtc-cmos should be able to handle the vast majority of x86
> rtcs out there.
>

In fact, you have 3 rtc implementations available.
Please, can you take a look at this question also:

http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=120355254713965&w=2

> The only real open issue is related to the ntp synchronization
> mode and will be solved only when we can get rid of it :)
>


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