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rtc: add ioctl to get/clear battery low voltage status

Currently there is no generic way to get the RTC battery status within an
application.  So add an ioctl to read the status bit.  The idea is that
the bit is set once a low voltage is detected.  It stays there until it is
reset using the RTC_VL_CLR ioctl.

Signed-off-by: Alexander Stein <>
Cc: Alessandro Zummo <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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Alexander Stein authored and torvalds committed May 29, 2012
1 parent 84d56b3 commit e311c9295912209dcf8e54de5401f8518112b7f8
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  1. +3 −0 include/linux/rtc.h
@@ -91,6 +91,9 @@ struct rtc_pll_info {
#define RTC_PLL_GET _IOR('p', 0x11, struct rtc_pll_info) /* Get PLL correction */
#define RTC_PLL_SET _IOW('p', 0x12, struct rtc_pll_info) /* Set PLL correction */
+#define RTC_VL_READ _IOR('p', 0x13, int) /* Voltage low detector */
+#define RTC_VL_CLR _IO('p', 0x14) /* Clear voltage low information */
/* interrupt flags */
#define RTC_IRQF 0x80 /* Any of the following is active */
#define RTC_PF 0x40 /* Periodic interrupt */

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