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    SubjectRe: PATCH: /dev/nvram cleanups.
    Hi Meelis.

    >> Some RTCs implement only 64 bytes of NVRAM, with bytes 64-127
    >> mapping back to 0-63. That way, you could not only write the
    >> NVRAM, but make the RTC generate interrupts (which we use as
    >> timer interrupts on some Alphas), set the system time or cause
    >> alarms as soon as you'd have write access to the NVRAM. AFAIK
    >> there is no way to autodetect the size of the NVRAM.

    > OK, I've seen a 64-byte CMOS myself. But 64 is still better than
    > 50 :) (no, I don't have real need to access these bytes yet)

    I thought your arithmetic was better than that...

    Q> Bytes Description
    Q> ~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Q> 14 RTC registers
    Q> 50 CMOS RAM
    Q> ~~~~~
    Q> 64 Total

    Comments?

    Best wishes from Riley.

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    * ftp://ftp.MemAlpha.cx/pub/rhw/Linux
    * http://www.MemAlpha.cx/kernel.versions.html


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