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Re: [RFC] generic MIPS RTC driver

To: Pete Popov <ppopov@mvista.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC] generic MIPS RTC driver
From: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 10:26:36 -0800
Cc: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>, Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>, Linux/MIPS Development <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>, Linux/m68k <linux-m68k@lists.linux-m68k.org>, Linux/PPC Development <linuxppc-dev@lists.linuxppc.org>
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Pete Popov wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 2001-11-12 at 05:29, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> I agree.  We don't have arch specific network drivers so why have arch
> specific rtc drivers.
> 

Because we can have a free RTC driver working once you get kernel working.

Jun

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