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    SubjectRe: /dev/rtc on alpha
    On Sun, 9 Nov 2003, Bob McElrath wrote:
    > Ivan Kokshaysky [] wrote:
    > > On Sat, Nov 08, 2003 at 01:33:57PM -0800, Bob McElrath wrote:
    > > > Why is the alpha kernel code grabbing the rtc interrupt? Is it possible
    > > > it share its use with a user program? Would reprogramming the interrupt
    > > > rate by a user program do violence to some internel kernel timing?
    > >
    > > On most Alphas RTC is the system timer (running at 1024 Hz).
    > > So changing the interrupt rate from user space wouldn't be a good idea.
    > Then I propose CONFIG_RTC be set to "n" in the arch/alpha files, and the
    > /dev/rtc driver be disabled on alpha. There seems to be confusion on
    > this point in the config files. CONFIG_RTC is for the /dev/rtc driver.

    As an alternative, you can try using genrtc instead.



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