Subject: Re: proposal for changes to todr interface
To: Izumi Tsutsui <>
From: Garrett D'Amore <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/06/2006 11:57:16
Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
> wrote:
>> Yah, device_register() could set a "todr-use-localtime" property to  
>> <true/> or <false/>, and MI drivers could query that.
> A bit off topic, but I wonder if we could pass a rtc_offset info
> from bootloader (which could set the value by installboot or
> from some config file) so that we don't have to recompile or
> modify kernels only for options RTC_OFFSET.
> (for people who don't like rtclocaltime in rc.conf ;-p)
> ---
> Izumi Tsutsui

Perfectly on-topic.  I think that this also strongly argues in favor of
a property to handle this, so that the port can do it at device_register
time, without making it a compile time option.

Garrett D'Amore, Principal Software Engineer
Tadpole Computer / Computing Technologies Division,
General Dynamics C4 Systems
Phone: 951 325-2134  Fax: 951 325-2191