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From: Novensiles divi Flamen <noven@×××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] RTC drivers
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 06:00:29
Message-Id: 200701271624.26911.noven@sincorp.org
I've recently reinstalled my laptop and been taking another hard look at 
various kernel options. I am a little bit confused about the rtc drivers, and 
the use of the rtc in general. I can see that I have an rtc device, it exists 
in both /dev and /proc and it seems to be giving sane values any way I look 
at it. But I dont actually have any specific driver built for it. I built all 
the various drivers as modules and loading them appears to make no difference 
to the operation or values in /proc/drivers/rtc. Is it possible that the 
device just works as it should without any driver? Can anyone suggest some 
tests to examine the operation of the rtc? Aside from midi what would 
practical uses for the rtc even be?

- Noven
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