[RFC] generic MIPS RTC driver
jsun at mvista.com
Tue Nov 13 05:26:36 EST 2001
Pete Popov wrote:
> On Mon, 2001-11-12 at 05:29, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> > 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.
> I agree. We don't have arch specific network drivers so why have arch
> specific rtc drivers.
Because we can have a free RTC driver working once you get kernel working.
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