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SubjectRe: EFI runtime-services on x86_64
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Hi, Bjorn,

On Mon, 2010-08-02 at 10:35 +0800, Tang, Feng wrote:
> Hi Bjorn,
>
> On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 04:58:48 +0800
> Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello Feng,
> >
> > Can you educate me about your commit 772be899bc, "86: Make EFI RTC
> > function depend on 32bit again"?
> >
> > It adds "#ifdef CONFIG_X86_32" to avoid using efi_get_time() and
> > efi_set_rtc_mmss(), but there's no explanation of *why* those services
> > only work on 32-bit.
> >
> > Is this an EFI spec limitation? Do the other EFI runtime services
> > work on 64-bit, since you didn't touch them? Or do we just not use
> > any of the others?
> >
>
> Commit 772be899bc, "86: Make EFI RTC function depend on 32bit again" is
> a regression fix for 7bd867d "x86: Move get/set_wallclock to x86_platform_ops".
> These 2 commits just abstract the rtc service for legacy x86 PC/EFI/Virtualiation
> kernel, and has no functional change to existing code.
>
> I'm not familiar with EFI, but my understanding is current EFI code in
> kernel only provides the get/set_time service for x86_32 platform.

I think get/set_time service should have worked on x86_64 too. Just
lacks proper debugging/testing for recent kernels.

Best Regards,
Huang Ying



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