Re: [PATCH 7/8] x86/mrst: add vrtc driver which serves as a wallclock device

From: john stultz
Date: Tue May 18 2010 - 16:44:22 EST

On Mon, 2010-05-17 at 11:15 +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> There is no particular reason why we need to read it in
> timekeeping_init(). Nothing in the kernel needs the correct wall time
> at that point. So we can safely move the setting of xtime to rtc wall
> clock time to a separate timekeeping_late_init() function.
> John ???

No big objections here. Still would like to keep the amount of time that
the kernel is up without xtime being initialized to a minimum. However
the generic RTC code already have this issue since some of them require
interrupts to be enabled to do a read, so pushing it off into a
_late_init() function is probably just a short term fix until we figure
out how to get the generic RTC code working better with the timekeeping

Does the delayed init required by vrtc cause any trouble with


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