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Re: [PATCH] RTC: M41T80: Century Bit support

To: macro@linux-mips.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] RTC: M41T80: Century Bit support
From: Atsushi Nemoto <anemo@mba.ocn.ne.jp>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 09:56:24 +0900 (JST)
Cc: a.zummo@towertech.it, hvr@gnu.org, akpm@linux-foundation.org, rtc-linux@googlegroups.com, linux-mips@linux-mips.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
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On Tue, 20 May 2008 20:51:56 +0100 (BST), "Maciej W. Rozycki" 
<macro@linux-mips.org> wrote:
>  Well, Andrew has applied this patch to the -mm tree now and after a bit
> of thinking I have made up my mind and decided we should keep the patch.  
> This is an I2C device which means it will always only be explicitly
> requested by platform code.  This is an opportunity for the platform to
> express the will and the way to use the century bit.
> 
>  I'll cook-up a follow-on patch as soon as the SWARM bits propagate to
> upstream, to add a set of flags that will let platforms specify the
> desired way the century bit is meant to be handled and which this driver
> will honour.  Please feel free to keep the interpretation within your pet
> board intact -- the flags will be capable to express your needs.

OK, it would be the best way to handle the century bit.
I'll test your patch (if my board is still alive at the time ;-))

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Atsushi Nemoto

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