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

Kevin Hilman khilman at baylibre.com
Wed Jul 13 14:22:33 PDT 2016

Michael Turquette <mturquette at baylibre.com> writes:

> 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
> controller.
> 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

There's also bit 10: "Generate 25MHz clock for PHY" (which is set to 1
by the bootloaders on P200 and odroidc2)

This suggests that it might not be a fixed-factor divide-by-5 but a
choice between a divide-by-5 and a divide-by-10 for the PHY clock.


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