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SubjectRe: [PATCH[ RTC: Add rtc_year_days() to calculate tm_yday
hi Russell,

> > RTC: Add exported function rtc_year_days() to calculate the tm_yday
> > value.
> Is there a good reason for this? I ask the question because the x86
> /dev/rtc driver says:
> * Only the values that we read from the RTC are set. We leave
> * tm_wday, tm_yday and tm_isdst untouched. Note that while the
> * RTC has RTC_DAY_OF_WEEK, we should usually ignore it, as it is
> * only updated by the RTC when initially set to a non-zero value.
> So it seems the established modus operandi for RTC interfaces is "don't
> trust wday, yday and isdst".

wday and yday are already being calculated by rtc_time_to_tm() in
drivers/rtc/rtc-lib.c, and this function is used by about half of the
RTC class drivers.

Since yday can also be easily calculated from dd/mm/yyyy, I don't see
why those drivers who don't use rtc_time_to_tm() can't also return a
valid yday value.

Andrew Victor

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