Re: [rtc-linux] Re: [PATCH 2/2] rtc: Add boot_timesource sysfsattribute

From: Mark Brown
Date: Sat Sep 05 2009 - 21:35:38 EST

On Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 06:09:28PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:

> +hctosys: 1 if the RTC provided the system time at boot via the
> + CONFIG_RTC_HCTOSYS kernel option, 0 otherwise


> +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
> +#endif

Strictly speaking this only reports if the RTC was configured to provide
the system time at boot, it does not check to see if it actually
succeeded in doing so. Obviously failures here are a relatively rare
occurrance but they can happen. I don't think it's worth changing the
code since it's unlikely userspace will be able to do any better than
the kernel did but it might be worth updating the documentation just in
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