Re: [RFE PATCH 2/2] rtc, add write functionality to sysfs
From: Alessandro Zummo
Date: Sat Feb 23 2013 - 18:20:34 EST
On 22/feb/2013, at 22:05, John Stultz <john.stultz@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 02/22/2013 12:55 PM, Prarit Bhargava wrote:
>> On 02/22/2013 03:43 PM, John Stultz wrote:
>>> On 02/14/2013 09:02 AM, Prarit Bhargava wrote:
>>>> /sys/class/rtc/rtcX/date and /sys/class/rtc/rtcX/time currently have
>>>> read-only access. This patch introduces write functionality which will
>>>> set the rtc time.
>>>> Usage: echo YYYY-MM-DD > /sys/class/rtc/rtcX/date
>>>> echo HH:MM:SS > /sys/class/rtc/rtcX/time
>>> Why do we want to add a new interface here?
>> I'm not adding a new interface. The current date/time interface only handles
>> read and I'm introducing write.
> Right, but what benefit does that provide?
> (I'm not saying there isn't any, its just not clear from your patch why this is a good thing.)
> Also CC'ing Alessandro for his input.
I'd like to keep the interfaces as simple as possible but I'm open to improvements if there are good use cases.
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