[PATCH 2/2] rtc: Add boot_timesource sysfs attribute

From: Matthew Garrett
Date: Fri Sep 04 2009 - 12:20:15 EST

CONFIG_RTC_HCTOSYS allows the kernel to read the system time from the RTC
at boot and resume, avoiding the need for userspace to do so. Unfortunately
userspace currently has no way to know whether this configuration option
is enabled and thus cannot sensibly choose whether to run hwclock itself or
not. Add a boot_timesource sysfs attribute which indicates whether a given
RTC set the system clock.

Signed-off-by: Matthew Garrett <mjg@xxxxxxxxxx>
Documentation/rtc.txt | 2 ++
drivers/rtc/rtc-sysfs.c | 14 ++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/rtc.txt b/Documentation/rtc.txt
index 216bb8c..a086cad 100644
--- a/Documentation/rtc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/rtc.txt
@@ -142,6 +142,8 @@ The sysfs interface under /sys/class/rtc/rtcN provides access to various
rtc attributes without requiring the use of ioctls. All dates and times
are in the RTC's timezone, rather than in system time.

+boot_timesource: 1 if the RTC provided the system time at boot via the
+ CONFIG_RTC_HCTOSYS kernel option, 0 otherwise
date: RTC-provided date
max_user_freq: The maximum interrupt rate an unprivileged user may request
from this RTC.
diff --git a/drivers/rtc/rtc-sysfs.c b/drivers/rtc/rtc-sysfs.c
index 2531ce4..dbd6af8 100644
--- a/drivers/rtc/rtc-sysfs.c
+++ b/drivers/rtc/rtc-sysfs.c
@@ -102,6 +102,19 @@ rtc_sysfs_set_max_user_freq(struct device *dev, struct device_attribute *attr,
return n;

+static ssize_t
+rtc_sysfs_show_hctosys(struct device *dev, struct device_attribute *attr,
+ char *buf)
+ if (strcmp(dev_name(&to_rtc_device(dev)->dev),
+ return sprintf(buf, "1\n");
+ else
+ return sprintf(buf, "0\n");
static struct device_attribute rtc_attrs[] = {
__ATTR(name, S_IRUGO, rtc_sysfs_show_name, NULL),
__ATTR(date, S_IRUGO, rtc_sysfs_show_date, NULL),
@@ -109,6 +122,7 @@ static struct device_attribute rtc_attrs[] = {
__ATTR(since_epoch, S_IRUGO, rtc_sysfs_show_since_epoch, NULL),
__ATTR(max_user_freq, S_IRUGO | S_IWUSR, rtc_sysfs_show_max_user_freq,
+ __ATTR(boot_timesource, S_IRUGO, rtc_sysfs_show_hctosys, NULL),
{ },


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