Re: [rtc-linux] Re: [PATCH] x86: i2c rtc instead of cmos rtc

From: Alessandro Zummo
Date: Thu Jan 29 2009 - 16:19:39 EST

On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 13:12:49 -0800
Ed Swierk <eswierk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > I object to options of this kind. It took us a lot of efforts to move
> > to the new i2c model and to the concept that devices have to be declared
> > in the board support code. This kind of hack is in the opposite direction.
> I see. I encountered board support code when I worked with PowerPC
> boards on Linux years ago but I haven't seen this in the x86 arch
> code. Can you point me to an example?

Under x86 the thing is not well defined, but you can check


for an example.

If you just have to load different modules I'd use an initrd
where you can place all the necessary logic to detect your board


Best regards,

Alessandro Zummo,
Tower Technologies - Torino, Italy

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