Would setting the CONFIG_RTC option break the powerpc kernel on your machine ?

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Wed Dec 17 21:27:52 EST 2003

On Wed, 17 Dec 2003, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 06:27:37PM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > CONFIG_PPC_RTC/CONFIG_GENERIC_RTC is a different driver that provides
> > the /dev/rtc interface but relies on hooks provided by the platform
> > code for actually getting/setting the RTC content. The PowerMac platform
> > provides hooks for the different kind of RTC chips found on Macs (that
> > is basically  access to the RTC via via-cuda or via-pmu). CHRP or
> Mmm, these are external via chips on mac hardware used for clocks ?

No, that's VIA as in Versatile Interface Adapter, not as in VIA Technologies.
It used to be a separate chip in the old 68000 days, but now it's integrated in
some Mac fabric (e.g. Mac I/O).



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