[RFC] Option to disable mapping genrtc calls to ppc_md calls

Tom Rini trini at kernel.crashing.org
Wed Jan 19 03:15:15 EST 2005

On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 02:10:00PM -0700, Mark A. Greer wrote:

> All,
> I have a platform with an i2c rtc chip.  Since much of the code for an 
> rtc driver is already in drivers/char/genrtc.c, I would like to reuse 
> that code and directly implement get_rtc_time(), et. al. in the rtc 
> driver.  The problem is that include/asm-ppc/rtc.h assumes that 
> get_rtc_time(), et. al. should be mapped to ppc_md.get_rtc_time() et. 
> al.  To work around this, I made an option to turn off that assumption.  
> The patch is included.
> There are 2 reasons to not use the ppc_md.get_rtc_time() et. al. interfaces:
> 1) They are called before the i2c driver is initialized and even loaded 
> if its a module.

But they check if it's set, so they can be assigned later and this is

> 2) Its ppc-specific.  Implementing get_rtc_time() et. al. directly makes 
> it generic across all architectures.

Guessing, this is for a marvell chipset that's found on MIPS too.

> Is there a better way to do this?

How about we try borrowing the MIPS abstraction and force todc_time,
pmac_time (any others?) to directly define (and EXPORT_SYMBOL)
get_rtc_time / set_rtc_time / etc.

Tom Rini

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