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SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/8] x86/mrst: add vrtc driver which serves as a wall clock device
On 05/07/2010 12:06 PM, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-05-07 at 20:02 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
>> On Fri, 07 May 2010 11:51:06 -0700
>> Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2010-05-07 at 10:41 -0700, Jacob Pan wrote:
>>>> + printk(KERN_INFO "vRTC: sec: %d min: %d hour: %d day: %d "
>>>> + "mon: %d year: %d\n", sec, min, hour, mday, mon, year);
>>> Even though many of the rtc drivers print this way, it seems
>>> a very backwards way of presenting time to me.
>> Consistency is really more important here IMHO - lots of drivers have set
>> an existing policy.
>
> (added Alessandro Zummo to cc's)
>
> look at drivers/rtc.
>
> All of them seem to use a templated copy/paste dev_dbg,
> which seems to point to a use for a possible common rtc_util.c
> or some such where this could be standardized.
>
> Is there somewhere else this style is used?
>

Probably the right thing to do is to (a) move all this printing to
common code; (b) change to ISO 8601 format.

-hpa



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