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    SubjectRe: Kconfig RTC selection (was: 2.6.25-rc7: Ugh.)
    On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 01:04:38PM -0700, David Brownell wrote:
    > [ CC's trimmed a bit ]
    > On Friday 28 March 2008, Mark Lord wrote:
    > > > +# These legacy RTC drivers just cause too many conflicts with the generic
    > > > +# RTC framework ... let's not even try to coexist any more.
    > > ...
    > >
    > > Thanks, David.  Could you perhaps also update the option descriptions
    > > to clearly indicate which set of RTCs are the new ones, and which are
    > > the old ones that are going away someday?
    > Hmm, I thought that would be clear from context.
    > "These" (drivers/char) legacy RTC drivers (old),
    > vs generic RTC framework (toplevel driver Kconfig).
    > Admittedly the *previous* Kconfig was troublesome,
    > at the UI level (vs. those comments outside the GUI).
    > A more general issue seems to be what to do with
    > those legacy RTC drivers. Few of them seem to
    > have maintainers. I don't want to own them, and
    > I doubt Alessandro does either. If their Kconfig
    > is going to change, I'd rather just see them all
    > flagged as deprecated ... with plans to delete them.
    > The RTCs in question being:
    > "RTC" ... replaced by new "rtc-cmos"
    > --> ready to deprecate now ?

    The only reason against killing it immediately seems to be SND_RTCTIMER.

    > "JS_RTC" ... a SPARC32 thing
    > --> bug?? no "js-rtc.c" in the tree! patch sent

    Where's the bug?
    js-rtc is built from rtc.c

    > "DS1302" ... M32R-specific, "rtc-ds1302" should replace it
    > --> ready to deprecate now?

    Kconfig currently offers rtc-ds1302 only for an sh platform...

    > - Dave



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