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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/7] powerpc/ps3: Add rtc-ps3
    On Mon, 9 Mar 2009, Geoff Levand wrote:
    > On 03/09/2009 06:26 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
    > > Create a real RTC driver for PS3, and unhook the deprecated
    > > ppc_md.[gs]et_rtc_time.
    > > 8 files changed, 132 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
    > Sorry, I hadn't been following the discussion closely, but
    > could you explain why we are going from a generic framework
    > where we hook in our platform specific part to a totally
    > independent driver that has such an increase in code size.

    Alessandro prefers not to have generic RTC drivers on top of some other
    abstraction, but wants platform/chip-specific drivers under drivers/rtc/
    instead. The goal is to convert all RTC drivers buried in platform code
    to separate RTC drivers.

    (Alessandro, please correct me if I'm wrong)

    > Why couldn't you fix the generic part so that udev could
    > load it automatically?

    BTW, I also fixed the generic part, which is now called rtc-generic and
    autoloaded (patch 4).

    > I much prefer to have this code in the platform support
    > code as it was. It is much more effort (a pain) to maintain
    > a separate driver were I have to cater to a subsystem's
    > maintainer, and with this rtc it seems everyone who was
    > using the generic PPC driver will need to do the same.

    They can keep on using rtc-generic for now (patch 6).

    If you do not want rtc-ps3, you can nak it, and keep on using rtc-generic :-)
    But please consider before doing that...

    With kind regards,

    Geert Uytterhoeven
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