Re: [RFC v2 23/24] m68k/mac: Fix PRAM accessors

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Thu Jun 18 2015 - 02:59:36 EST

Hi Finn,

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 6:49 AM, Finn Thain <fthain@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jun 2015, in which I wrote:
>> On Mon, 15 Jun 2015, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> > More magic values...
>> [...] The only useful RTC documentation I've ever come across is this:
> This document appears to be Inside Macintosh vol. III ch. 2. It describes
> the early RTC chip that lacks two-byte operations and XPRAM, and pre-dates
> all Mac hardware supported in mainline Linux. But it does offer some
> useful data, though not enough to answer all of your criticisms (as I
> said).

I understand.

>> [...] I think they should be applied across the entire file, and in a
>> different patch. Inconsistent use of such macros would be undesirable
>> IMHO.
> So, unless you have other ideas, I will revise this patch and insert an
> earlier patch to address existing code, and codify what little reliable
> chip data we have.




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