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DECstation rtc driver

To: Harald Koerfgen <>,
Subject: DECstation rtc driver
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 22:37:34 +0200
The DECstation RTC driver has the following lines of code

        } else if (year >= 70 && year <= 72) {
                epoch = 1928;
                guess = "Digital DECstation";

around line 676.  This means that only two the years 1998 to 2000 will be
recognized for the `Digital DECstation Epoch'.  Looks broken to me.  I
tried to fix it but don't know the secrets of DECstation RTC timekeeping so
could a DECstation guru look at it?


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