Re: [PATCH] drivers/rtc/rtc-m41t93.c: don't let get_time() reset error state

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On Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:51:23 +0200
Nikolaus Voss <n.voss@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> If the rtc reports the time might be invalid due to oscillator
> failure, this flags must not be reset by get_time() as the read
> operation doesn't make the time valid.
> 
> Instead, the flag is reset in set_time() when a valid time is
> to be written.

This is rather vague - what is/are "these flags"?  From the patch I
think you're referring to (the maddeningly undocumented)
M41T93_FLAG_ST?  If so, I'd suggest something like

: If the rtc reports the time might be invalid due to oscillator failure,
: the M41T93_FLAG_ST flag must not be reset by get_time() as the read
: operation doesn't make the time valid.
: 
: Instead, the M41T93_FLAG_ST flag is reset in set_time() when a valid time
: is to be written.

Secondly, you provided no description of the user-visible effects of
the bug.  Hence I cannot work out which kernel version(s) this patch
should be merged into.


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