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Re: [RFC] generic MIPS RTC driver

To: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC] generic MIPS RTC driver
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 14:29:14 +0100 (MET)
Cc: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>, Linux/MIPS Development <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>, Linux/m68k <linux-m68k@lists.linux-m68k.org>, Linux/PPC Development <linuxppc-dev@lists.linuxppc.org>
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0111121410230.11251-100000@mullein.sonytel.be>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

> >  Unless you use a non-MC146818 RTC, which you need to write a separate
> > driver for anyway.
> 
> Yep, so that's why both m68k and PPC have common routines to read/write the
> RTC, with a /dev/rtc-compatible abstraction on top of it.

 OK, then you need an RTC chipset-specific driver and not a CPU
architecture-specific one.  Otherwise we'll end with a zillion of similar
RTC drivers like we already have for LANCE and SCC chips. 

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