Ralf has not checked in the higher-level RTC driver yet. You can either
build a kernel from the linux-mips project on sourceforge.net, where the driver
is included, or try to apply the outdated patch from
It was created on Nov 11, 2001.
On Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 04:52:39PM -0500, Lanny DeVaney wrote:
> I've used the NEW_TIME_C method to implement support for the Dallas 1501
> RTC in my MIPS port . I now successfully read the hw clock, and the
> date program works, and I can change the time.
> However, the hwclock program tells me that it can't access the Hardware
> Clock and tells me that /dev/rtc doesn't exist (although it actually
> does) when running hwclock --debug. Also, I see an oddity that may be
> related - ping reports zero (as in 0 msec) round trip times always. I
> configured CONFIG_RTC into the kernel, and checked the major, minor of
> /dev/rtc on my embedded ramdisk. Also, I don't see /proc/driver/rtc.
> Is this normal behavior with NEW_TIME_C configurations? I've checked
> my rtc_get_time and rtc_set_time, ..., like I said, the 'date' program
> works, reading and writing to the clock.
> Lanny DeVaney