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SubjectRe: [PATCH] rtc: Add an option to invalidate dates in 2038
On 21/02/2016 at 00:17:02 +0100, Alexandre Belloni wrote :
> All the failures seem quite random to me but the reports I get are not
> that precise.
> I know it happens with PCF8523 and that can be true because the
> datasheet says the date is undefined at reset. The handling of the OS
> bit (that bit indicates the date is probably wrong) has to be fixed and
> I will take care of that.
> If that is the only RTC with that particular issue, we clearly don't
> need my workaround. But As I say, I can ask but I don't have a clear
> list of the affected system and their RTC.

I add that it also seem to affect the Allwinner A20 RTC. I'm not sure
how much we can trust the datasheet but it claims the reset value is 0
and I don't think there is a way to know whether the date is correct or

Alexandre Belloni, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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