Re: [RFE PATCH 2/2] rtc, add write functionality to sysfs

From: Prarit Bhargava
Date: Thu Feb 28 2013 - 09:51:24 EST

On 02/25/2013 09:58 AM, Alessandro Zummo wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:03:01 -0500
> Prarit Bhargava <prarit@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> AFAICT there is no way for me to "test" or use the write from userspace.
>> hwclock uses the SET_TIME ioctl, which is a different code path AFAICT.
>> I'd like to be at least able to test this stuff when we make changes to it so I
>> think having write functionality for date & time is worthwhile.
>> For me, I'm using these to heavily test ntp and ntpdate over system reboots.
> the point is: who will benefit from this patch? users? distributions?
> embedded distributions? if it's useful, then just go for it.

This can be dropped IMO.


>> OOC, Alessandro, why is the date & time split into two fields?
> because date and time are two different things and we expect
> sysfs to preferably have one value for each entry.
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