Re: [PATCH 1/1] Added support of ST m41t85 rtc chip

From: Andrey Volkov
Date: Wed Nov 16 2005 - 09:46:30 EST

Mark A. Greer wrote:
> Hi Jean,
> On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 09:52:26PM +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
> <snip>
>>First, a question. Can't you merge the M41T85 support into the m41t00
>>Mark, care to comment on that possibility, and/or on the code itself?
> Sure.
> I wrestled with the ST website for the m41t85 datasheet but lost so I
> I can only guess from the patch. The drivers do look very similar.
> It looks like the m41t85 is basically a m41t00 with an alarm (watchdog
> timer never used AFAICT).
(I agree ST's (and Maxim's too) site is for strength of mind men :) ).
Also added onchip clock, battery and poweroff time
(HT == Halt Timestamp).

> Also there are some differences in register
> offsets and [maybe] some minor differences within the registers but
> nothing that serious.
Mainly you're right, but, as I wrote before, due to _many_ little
differences I get #if/#else.. noise (half file, if be more precisely,
was under #if/#else) in unified file. But, if this noise
will be acceptable, then yes, I agree to merge this drivers, as minimum,
for better administration.


Andrey Volkov
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