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SubjectRe: /dev/rtc on alpha
On Sun, 9 Nov 2003, Bob McElrath wrote:
> Ivan Kokshaysky [ink@jurassic.park.msu.ru] 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.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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