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SubjectRe: [rtc-linux] [PATCH/RFC 0/5] Generic RTC class driver
On Wed, 25 Feb 2009, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-02-23 at 13:34 +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > my opinion on this kind of stuff is that I want to avoid the layering
> > > of implementations under the rtc subsystem. I'd rather prefer that each
> > > rtc device had its own driver.
> > >
> > > I've made error in the past, by accepting such kind of drivers, and
> > > would like to avoid that it happens again.
> >
> > So you want us to kill the ppc_md.[gs]et_rtc_time() [ppc], mach_hwclk() [m68k],
> > mach_gettod() [m68knommu] (and probably a few other) abstractions, and move all
> > RTC code out of arch/ into seperate drivers under drivers/rtc/ instead?
> That's the ideal... although did we get NTP sync working again yet?
> The rtc-ppc driver was intended as a short-term workaround so that we
> can enable the generic RTC class (which was required for PA Semi
> Electra, iirc), and still have stuff work on other platforms.

Sure. The only differences between your rtc-ppc driver and rtc-parisc were:
- rtc-ppc uses the PPC RTC abstraction (ppc_md.[gs]et_rtc_time()),
while rtc-parisc uses the genrtc abstraction layer ([gs]et_rtc_time()),
which is shared by several architectures,
- rtc-ppc has the platform device built-in in the driver, while rtc-parisc
relies on the creation of the platform device in platform code.

With kind regards,

Geert Uytterhoeven
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