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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCHv2 8/8] pseries: Export RTC time via QOM

From: Alexander Graf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCHv2 8/8] pseries: Export RTC time via QOM
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 07:33:30 +0100

> Am 23.12.2014 um 04:14 schrieb David Gibson <address@hidden>:
>> On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 01:26:58AM +0100, Alexander Graf wrote:
>>> On 23.12.14 01:17, David Gibson wrote:
>>> On x86, the guest's RTC can be read with QMP, either from the RTC device's
>>> "date" property or via the "rtc-time" property on the machine (which is an
>>> alias to the former).  This is set up in the mc146818rtc driver, and
>>> doesn't work on other targets.
>>> This patch adds a similar "date" property to the pseries machine's RTAS RTC
>>> and adds a compatible alias to the machine.
>>> Signed-off-by: David Gibson <address@hidden>
>> Very nice, can we somehow get rid of an exported spapr_rtc_read() with
>> this as well?
> Uhhh.. we could, but I really don't like the idea.
> It seems perverse to encode the current time into JSON, just so we can
> decode it into a struct tm again in the events code.

I don't understand - what does JSON have to do with it?


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