Re: 2.2.18: static rtc_lock in nvram.c

From: Ulrich Windl (
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 04:36:54 EST

On 26 Feb 2001, at 9:33, Alan Cox wrote:

> > browsing the sources for some problem I wondered why nvram.c uses a
> > static spinlock named rtc_lock, hiding the global one.
> It only does that for the atari, where the driver isnt used by other things

Hmm.. are there different nvram.c drivers? I noticed that SuSE 7.1
loads that driver in i386....

Also doesn't look a lot like Atari:
 * This driver allows you to access the contents of the non-volatile
memory in
 * the mc146818rtc.h real-time clock. This chip is built into all PCs
and into
 * many Atari machines. In the former it's called "CMOS-RAM", in the
 * "NVRAM" (NV stands for non-volatile).


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