Re: [PATCH] fix RTC_CLASS regression with PARISC

From: David Brownell
Date: Wed Sep 10 2008 - 17:19:20 EST

On Wednesday 10 September 2008, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> > > > =============== CUT ON THE DOTTED LINE ==================
> > > > Subject: ntp: let update_persistent_clock() sleep
> > > > From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >
> > > I see, as Paul mentioned this is needed for stuff like RTCs
> > > behind I2C.
> > >
> > > This change isn't in Linus's tree yet.
> >
> > Should it be?

IMO if it doesn't make 2.6.27, it should merge for 2.6.28 early-ish.

> > Its current status is: stuck in -mm.  I've sent it to Thomas a couple
> > of times marked "for 2.6.27?" and he might have applied it now (I'm a
> > few days behind, waiting for linux-next to start up again).
> This is something that you can attempt (again) to address next week along
> with other process issues...

I don't think anyone in particular has been _pushing_ to resolve these
NTP related issues ... lack of urgency. Maybe it's fair to think of
that as a process issue. If DaveM wants SPARC64 to completely remove
its legacy RTC support for some release (which?) then: (a) great! and
(b) that should be sufficient urgency.

There was, I think, another patch related to this one. Then there may
be a few other loose ends to tie up also.

- Dave
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