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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] ptp: Added a brand new class driver for ptp clocks.
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On Thursday 19 August 2010, Richard Cochran wrote:
>
> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 05:02:03PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > You might want to use callbacks for these system calls that you
> > can register to at module load time, like it is done for the
> > existing syscalls.
>
> Can you point me to a specific example?

The struct k_clock contains callback functions to clock source
specific implementations of the syscalls and other functions.
Adding a new clock source that is (potentially) implemented
as a module means you have to define a new k_clock in that module
that you register using register_posix_clock.

If you need additional syscalls to be implemented by the same
module, you can put more callback functions into struct k_clock
that would then only be implemented by the new module.

> > The simpler way (e.g. for testing) is using Kconfig dependencies, like
> >
> > config PTP
> > bool "IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol"
> >
> > config PPS
> > tristate "Pulse per Second"
> > depends on PTP || !PTP
> >
> > The depends statement is a way of expressing that when PTP is enabled,
> > PPS cannot be a module, while it may be a module if PTP is disabled.
>
> THis did not work for me.
>
> What I got was, in effect, two independent booleans.

Hmm, right. I wonder what I was thinking of then.

You can certainly do

config PTP
bool "IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol"
depends on PPS != m

but that will hide the PTP option if PPS is set to 'm', which is normally
not what you want.

Arnd


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