Re: [PATCH] don't offer GEN_RTC on ia64

From: Tom Rini <trini_at_kernel.crashing.org>
Date: 2004-04-07 08:44:50
On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 04:37:48PM -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Tuesday 06 April 2004 4:34 pm, Tom Rini wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 04:22:49PM -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > 
> > > gen_rtc.c doesn't work on ia64 (we don't have asm/rtc.h, for starters),
> > > so don't offer it there.
> > 
> > Why not provide asm/rtc.h and kill off drivers/char/efirtc.c instead? :)
> 
> Yeah, I was afraid someone would suggest that :-)
> 
> I'd actually like to do that, but that's a longer-term project.  And I
> don't know the history behind efi_rtc, so maybe there's a good reason
> for it being separate.
> 
> (Actually, it looks to me like gen_rtc.c ought to be killed off as well,
> with both being folded into rtc.c.)

efi_rtc.c just predates genrtc getting into kernel.org, but as it does
come from the m68k folks, it came first :)  WRT gen_rtc.c being killed
off, yes, that sounds vaugly like the MIPS varriant of a generic RTC
driver, which is being killed off (which reminds me of some cleanups
suggested by Jun Sun, *sigh*, so much to do, so little time).

-- 
Tom Rini
http://gate.crashing.org/~trini/
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