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

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Jan 21 09:27:01 EST 2005

On Tue, 2005-01-18 at 11:25 -0500, Dan Malek wrote:
> On Jan 18, 2005, at 11:15 AM, Tom Rini wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 02:10:00PM -0700, Mark A. Greer wrote:
> >> 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.
> There are three reasons.  You don't want to use an I2c rtc clock at
> all in these functions because they get can get called from the
> clock interrupt to update the time in the rtc.  If it does happen to 
> work,
> it creates long latencies in the timer interrupt.  If the i2c requires 
> an
> interrupt, they system will crash or hang.

I have the same problem and I think the solution is to fix the clock
interrupt to not do this at interrupt time, but delay to a work queue

> A system using an I2C RTC should find some way to access the
> clock from application space as a standard I2C device and manage
> time/clock from the application, not from the kernel.

gack ?


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