[RFT net-next v4 5/5] net: stmmac: dwmac-meson8b: propagate rate changes to the parent clock

Martin Blumenstingl martin.blumenstingl at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 14 13:48:58 PST 2018

On Meson8b the only valid input clock is MPLL2. The bootloader
configures that to run at 500002394Hz which cannot be divided evenly
down to 125MHz using the m250_div clock. Currently the common clock
framework chooses a m250_div of 2 - with the internal fixed
"divide by 10" this results in a RGMII TX clock of 125001197Hz (120Hz
above the requested 125MHz).

Letting the common clock framework propagate the rate changes up to the
parent of m250_mux allows us to get the best possible clock rate. With
this patch the common clock framework calculates a rate of
very-close-to-250MHz (249999701Hz to be exact) for the MPLL2 clock
(which is the mux input). Dividing that by 2 (which is an internal,
fixed divider for the RGMII TX clock) gives us an RGMII TX clock of
124999850Hz (which is only 150Hz off the requested 125MHz, compared to
1197Hz based on the MPLL2 rate set by u-boot and the Amlogic GPL kernel

SoCs from the Meson GX series are not affected by this change because
the input clock is FCLK_DIV2 whose rate cannot be changed (which is fine
since it's running at 1GHz, so it's already a multiple of 250MHz and

Fixes: 566e8251625304 ("net: stmmac: add a glue driver for the Amlogic Meson 8b / GXBB DWMAC")
Suggested-by: Jerome Brunet <jbrunet at baylibre.com>
Signed-off-by: Martin Blumenstingl <martin.blumenstingl at googlemail.com>
 drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac-meson8b.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac-meson8b.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac-meson8b.c
index e30ad05d6a6e..b64a5351c665 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac-meson8b.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac-meson8b.c
@@ -111,7 +111,7 @@ static int meson8b_init_rgmii_tx_clk(struct meson8b_dwmac *dwmac)
 	init.name = devm_kasprintf(dev, GFP_KERNEL, "%s#m250_sel",
 	init.ops = &clk_mux_ops;
-	init.flags = 0;
+	init.flags = CLK_SET_RATE_PARENT;
 	init.parent_names = mux_parent_names;
 	init.num_parents = MUX_CLK_NUM_PARENTS;

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