[PATCH RFC 3/3] ARM64: dts: meson-gxbb: use the new meson8b DWMAC glue

Michael Turquette mturquette at baylibre.com
Wed Jul 13 14:01:14 PDT 2016

Hi Martin,

Quoting Martin Blumenstingl (2016-06-27 04:33:49)
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 12:44 PM, Martin Blumenstingl
> <martin.blumenstingl at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 11:24 AM, Carlo Caione <carlo at caione.org> wrote:
> >> A syscon is a region containing a set of miscellaneous registers used
> >> for several reasons by several devices [1]. It this case there is really
> >> no need to define a new syscon node since those two registers are only
> >> used by your driver.
> > I can easily change it back if that's the way to go.
> > Before I do that: could you please confirm that "mp2_clk_out" (which
> > is controlled by PRG_ETH0/offset 0x0 bits 7-9) is not something which
> > has to be available through the common clk framework?
> there was just an IRC discussion with Carlo on this topic:
> We tried to find whether PRG_ETH0 is used to actually configure
> "mp2_clk_out". Carlo brought up that it could also be the case that
> the ethernet block simply needs to be informed about the rate of the
> mp2_clk_out (which is *probably* the "mpll2" clock).
> I'm adding Michael Turquette to this mail, maybe you can comment on this topic.
> If it turns out that the etthernet block just has to know about the
> clock rate then we have two tasks:
> 1. identify why the mpll2 rate returns 0 on my GXBB device

This is in progress, but turns out it doesn't matter for Ethernet. Bit 4
in PRG_ETHERNET_ADDR0 control a mux clock inside of the Ethernet

A value of 0x0 selects fclk_div2 and a value of 0x1 selects mp2_clk_out.
The bootloader programs in sets the mux to zero, or fclk_div2 as the
input clock (which runs at 1GHz).

> 2. change my patch so the new DWMAC glue gets a reference to the mpll2
> clock and then use "clk_get_rate(mpll2) / (250 * 1000000)" to
> configure the PRG_ETH0_MP2_CLK bits.

Hmm, I'm not sure about that part. Bits 7-9 is a divider that further
divides the clock signal selected by bit 4. This is set to 0x4, which
means we divide the 1GHz fclk_div2 down to 250MHz, which seems to be the
expected value coming out of this divider.

I haven't looked further to see if there is a further programmable
divider to divide 250MHz down to 50MHz, or (more likely) there is simply
a fixed-factor divide-by-5 that results in the 50MHz rate consumed by
the PHY.

Modeling this all in the mmc driver makes sense. So we would have:

struct clk_mux clk_m250_sel ->
	struct clk_divider clk_m250_div ->
		struct clk_fixed_factor enet_phy_clk

I don't know what the name should be for that last one, I just chose
enet_phy_clk since it illustrates the point. The updated docs suggest
that clk_m250_{sel,div} might be reasonable names for the mux and

Kevin and I just got this info from AmLogic earlier today. The next rev
of documentation should correct these register definitions.


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