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Re: [RFC] generic MIPS RTC driver

To: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] generic MIPS RTC driver
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 14:29:14 +0100 (MET)
Cc: Jun Sun <>, Linux/MIPS Development <>, Linux/m68k <>, Linux/PPC Development <>
In-reply-to: <>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
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. 

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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