[PATCH 3/3] RTC: Update seconds time programming logic
Anurag Kumar Vulisha
anurag.kumar.vulisha at xilinx.com
Wed Apr 20 06:37:30 PDT 2016
Thanks for reviewing the patch, I will sent v2 with the changes updated.
Anurag Kumar V
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> From: Alexandre Belloni [mailto:alexandre.belloni at free-electrons.com]
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> Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] RTC: Update seconds time programming logic
> On 20/04/2016 at 10:31:06 +0000, Anurag Kumar Vulisha wrote :
> > > Yeas, I understood that. But my question was whether the interrupt
> > > handling was necessary at all.
> > > Instead of waiting for an interrupt to set time_updated, can't you
> > > simply read RTC_INT_STS and check for the RTC_INT_SEC bit in
> > > xlnx_rtc_read_time() ?
> > >
> > > Something like:
> > >
> > > status = readl(xrtcdev->reg_base + RTC_INT_STS) if (status &
> > > rtc_time64_to_tm(readl(xrtcdev->reg_base + RTC_CUR_TM), tm);
> > > else
> > > rtc_time64_to_tm(readl(xrtcdev->reg_base + RTC_SET_TM_RD) - 1,
> > > tm);
> > >
> > > It all depends on whether the RTC_INT_SEC bit in RTC_INT_STS is
> > > being updated even when it is not enabled as an interrupt.
> > >
> > The above said logic will work if we doesn't clear the RTC_INT_STS
> > register after the RTC_INT_SEC bit is set, this happens only if
> > interrupts are not enabled. If interrupts are enabled we will be clearing the
> RTC_INT_STS every time in the interrupt handler.
> > And moreover we need to return time from RTC_SET_TM_RD only if time is
> > requested within 1 sec span after programming the time only , so this is
> required only for one time.
> > Since we are clearing the RTC_INT_STS in our interrupt handler, we
> > might end up in giving the wrong time to the user when requested.So I
> think this logic might not work.
> > Please correct me if am wrong.
> Simply stop clearing RTC_INT_SEC from RTC_INT_STS in the interrupt
> You can also remove
> if (status & RTC_INT_SEC)
> rtc_update_irq(xrtcdev->rtc, 1, RTC_IRQF | RTC_UF);
> as it will not be used. Update interrupts are handled by the core using timers
> anyway. And as you can see, there was no code enabling RTC_INT_SEC in
> RTC_INT_EN before your patch.
> Alexandre Belloni, Free Electrons
> Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering http://free-electrons.com
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