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    SubjectRe: [patch-2.3.47] /proc/driver/microcode -> /dev/cpu/microcode
    On Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 08:13:20AM +1100, Richard Gooch wrote:

    > Sigh. It's a pity that the RTC dev driver implements a read() method.
    > Otherwise I'd urge a scheme like MTRR: read() for humans and ioctl()
    > for programmes.
    >
    > Hm. Is the current rtc_read() method actually used by applications?

    To my knowledge no. /dev/rtc implements an ioctl based solution, so
    with hwclock(8) installed /proc/rtc represents a useless API duplication.

    Ralf

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