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SubjectRe: [2.5.63 PATCH][TRIVIAL]Change rtc.c ioport extend from 10h to 8h
On 26 Feb 2003, Rusty Lynch wrote:

> On Wed, 2003-02-26 at 11:35, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> > On 26 Feb 2003, Rusty Lynch wrote:
> >
> > > The real time clock only needs 8 bytes, but rtc.c is reserving 10h bytes.
> > [SNIPPED...]
> >
> > It only needs two bytes port 0x70 and port 0x71 in ix86. Since the Sparc
> > gets addressed differently and can only read/write words, it needs 8
> > bytes. Please, if you are going to fix it, please fix it only once by
> > setting a different length for the different machines!
> > Cheers,
> > Dick Johnson
>
> Actually, it's finer grain then x86, it's a chipset issue. As Randy
> pointed out in the original thread ==>
> > Some Intel chipset specs list RTC as using 0x70 - 0x77, probably with
> > some aliasing in there, so it looks to me like an EXTENT of 8 would be
> > safer and still allow you access to 0x79.
> >
> > I'm looking at 82801BA-ICH2, 82801-ICH3, and 82801AA-ICH0 specs.
> >
> > --

Can't see what an IDE chip-set has to do with it. The RTC can only
be accessed as an offset-location and a data-location. You write
an offset at one location and you read/write data at another location.
On an ix86, the locations are adjacent byte-wide ports. On the Sparc
they are adjacent dword-wide memory locations.

Cheers,
Dick Johnson
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