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Re: [patch] 2.4.0-test8: Alpha RTC clean-ups

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Subject: Re: [patch] 2.4.0-test8: Alpha RTC clean-ups
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 18:28:53 +0200
In-reply-to: <20000925125006.B28011@lug-owl.de>; from jbglaw@lug-owl.de on Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 12:50:06PM +0200
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On Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 12:50:06PM +0200, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 11:35:35AM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> > On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> > 
> > > Instead of having hard-coded values, we should maybe do something
> > > more variable like:
> > >  if (year >= (20 + YEARS_SINCE_2000) && year < (48 + YEARS_SINCE_2000)
> > >   ...
> > 
> >  This looks reasonable.
> > 
> > > This applies to other platforms using different epoch vaules as
> > > well, of course...
> > 
> >  Alpha appears to be the only one.
> 
> ./driver/char/rtc.c:rtc_init()
> #if defined(__alpha__) || defined(__mips__)
> [...]
> 
> MIPS does that as well _in the wrong way_ compared to rtc.c:
> ./arch/mips/dev/time.c:time_init()
>     /*
>      * The DECstation RTC is used as a TOY (Time Of Year).
>      * The PROM will reset the year to either '70, '71 or '72.
>      * This hack will only work until Dec 31 2001.
>      */
>     year += 1928;

This has already been fixed.  In any case the DECstation RTC stuff is so
weird, don't try to explain it rationally ...

> Fehler eingestehen, Größe zeigen: Nehmt die Rechtschreibreform zurück!!!

Rechtschreibdeformation ...

  Ralf

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