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Re: [RFC] generic MIPS RTC driver

To: Atsushi Nemoto <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] generic MIPS RTC driver
From: Jun Sun <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 11:26:25 -0800
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Atsushi Nemoto wrote:
> >>>>> On Sat, 10 Nov 2001 23:17:46 -0800, Jun Sun <> said:
> jsun> For many MIPS boards that start to use CONFIG_NEW_TIME_C, two
> jsun> rtc operations are implemented, rtc_get_time() and
> jsun> rtc_set_time().
> jsun> It is possible to write a simple generic RTC driver that is
> jsun> based on these two ops and can do simple RTC read&write ops.
> ...
> jsun> This is the idea behind the generic MIPS rtc driver.  See the
> jsun> patch below.
> ...
> jsun> Any comments?
> Good idea.  I hope cvs kernel import this patch.
> I found two small things to fix.  to_tm function sets 1..12 value in
> tm_mon field, so
> 1. in rtc_ioctl (case RTC_RD_TIME), subtracting 1 from rtc_tm.tm_mon
>    is needed.
> 2. in rtc_proc_output, adding 1 to tm.tm_mon is not needed.

Good eye for spotting this. :-)

It turned out that tm_mon in rtc_time struct really should start from 0 to 11
(by definition).  So there is a bug in to_tm().  I sent a patch to Ralf and I
think he applied already.


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