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

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Jan 21 09:25:56 EST 2005

On Mon, 2005-01-17 at 14:10 -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.
> 2) Its ppc-specific.  Implementing get_rtc_time() et. al. directly makes 
> it generic across all architectures.
> Is there a better way to do this?

The patch is going backward since it disables the ability to have
runtime selection of the RTC chip.

</me deletes some sarcastic comments about embedded companies not
caring about anything but gross hacks for every board>

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