Re: Would setting the CONFIG_RTC option break the powerpc kernel on your machine ?
On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 05:24:54PM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-12-16 at 21:56, Sven Luther wrote:
> > Hello,
> > On my Pegasos/CHRP box, i noticed that not setting the CONFIG_RTC option
> > in the Character device part of the configuration (not to be confused with
> > the CONFIG_GENERIC_RTC and CONFIG_PPC_RTC options in the General setup
> > part) will cause some strange delay when setting the hardware clock on
> > my box, and i believe the clock will be badly set (have to check again
> > to confirm though). Setting CONFIG_RTC will fix that, and furthermore,
> > in the help of the CONFIG_RTC there is some mention of this option being
> > needed for using the RTC clock in a SMP compatible fashion.
> Hrm... that SMP thingy is weird.
IIRC, the SMP thing is an old (and not quite accurate now) i386'ism.