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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 00/25] lib, rtc: Print rtc_time via %pt[dt][rv]
On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 5:52 PM, Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2017-06-08 at 16:47 +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>> Recently I have noticed too many users of struct rtc_time that printing
>> its content field by field.
>>
>> In this series I introduce %pt[dt][rv] specifier to make life a bit
>> easier.
>>
>> There are still users of detailed output of the struct rtc_time, but we
>> can introduce an additional extension for them in the future if needed,
>> otherwise they might be converted to the proposed output format.
>>
>> Some of the changes slightly modify the output. In those cases we are on
>> the safe side since they are pure debug. Nevertheless I tried to leave
>> numbers to be the same or quite close: in some cases year is printed +
>> 1900, though month is left in the range [0,11] instead of [1,12].
>>
>> I didn't compile everything there, though I did a basic smoke test on
>> some x86 hardware. So, I rely on kbuild test robot as well :-)
>>
>> Most of the users currently are RTC drivers, thus the patch series is
>> assumed to go via RTC tree.
>
> What I wonder about this series is how much
> larger it makes a typical kernel and how
> often multiple rtc clocks are built for a
> single kernel?

We may hide it under CONFIG_RTC_??? if we want to reduce kernel for
non RTC cases.

> What is the size impact on an embedded kernel
> that uses a single rtc driver?

I would

> trivia:

Actually not. See my answer to Arnd. I have patches for 4 users of
struct tm, but it should be converted first to struct rtc_time first
(otherwise it might uglify the code due to endianess of tm_year
memeber)

>
> Aren't there also uses of struct tm that are
> nearly identical?
>
> e.g.: drivers/usb/host/xhci-tegra.c



--
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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