[RFC and PATCH] Move the m68k genrtc driver into 2.5 and use on PPC
Richard.Zidlicky at stud.informatik.uni-erlangen.de
Fri Jun 14 08:31:43 EST 2002
On Thu, Jun 13, 2002 at 12:06:46PM -0700, Tom Rini wrote:
> Secondly to the m68k people, does anyone have an objection (or would
> like to do it themselves?) with me trying to get Linus to take the
> changes to include/linux/rtc.h? radeonfb.c currently conflicts with the
> 'pll_info' struct, but Ani Joshi is renaming it.
I will be happy whoever gets it in. The pll_info stuff could be
renamed in genrtc.c as well.
> Also, CONFIG_GEN_RTC
> used to be define_bool'ed to y on CONFIG_SUN3, but I'm not sure if that
> looks nice in a common file. Any idea on how to solve this nicely?
m68k doesn't source drivers/chars/Config.in so just don't do
anything about it?
> diff -Nru a/drivers/char/Config.help b/drivers/char/Config.help
> --- a/drivers/char/Config.help Thu Jun 13 12:03:49 2002
> +++ b/drivers/char/Config.help Thu Jun 13 12:03:49 2002
> @@ -1058,6 +1058,34 @@
> The module is called rtc.o. If you want to compile it as a module,
> say M here and read <file:Documentation/modules.txt>.
> +Generic Real Time Clock Support
> + If you say Y here and create a character special file /dev/rtc with
> + major number 10 and minor number 135 using mknod ("man mknod"), you
> + will get access to the real time clock (or hardware clock) built
> + into your computer.
> + In 2.4 and later kernels this is the only way to set and get rtc
> + time on m68k systems so it is highly recommended.
> + It reports status information via the file /proc/driver/rtc and its
> + behaviour is set by various ioctls on /dev/rtc. If you enable the
> + "extended RTC operation" below it will also provide an emulation
> + for RTC_UIE which is required by some programs and may improve
> + precision in some cases.
> + This driver is also available as a module ( = code which can be
> + inserted in and removed from the running kernel whenever you want).
> + The module is called rtc.o. If you want to compile it as a module,
genrtc.o ... I could swear I fixed it in m68k CVS ;)
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