Re: [PATCH, resend] x86: enable rtc-efi

From: Jan Beulich
Date: Tue May 15 2012 - 09:08:27 EST

>>> On 15.05.12 at 14:38, Matthew Garrett <mjg59@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 01:08:22PM +0100, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> Besides a Kconfig change this just requires creating a corresponding
>> platform device.
> I don't think this is a good idea yet - we completely fail to perform
> timezone handling with the EFI clock, which violates platform
> expectations. We should fix that up first.

So how is this driver okay on ia64 then? It's my understanding
that either it's entirely broken, or should be used universally.
That's the more that accessing the RTC directly isn't really being
permitted by the EFI spec (i.e. using this driver really is a
requirement, not an option).


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