[PATCH] clk: meson: meson8b: mark fclk_div gate clocks as CLK_IS_CRITICAL

Martin Blumenstingl martin.blumenstingl at googlemail.com
Tue May 1 14:55:53 PDT 2018

Hello Yixun,

On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 11:45 PM, Martin Blumenstingl
<martin.blumenstingl at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Until commit 05f814402d6174 ("clk: meson: add fdiv clock gates") we
> relied on the bootloader to enable the fclk_div clock gates. It turns
> out that our clock tree is incomplete at least on Meson8b (tested with
> an Odroid-C1, which uses an RGMII PHY) because after the mentioned
> commit Ethernet is not working anymore (no RX/TX activity can be seen).
> At the same time Ethernet was still working on Meson8m2 with a RMII PHY.
> It is currently not clear which of the fclk_div gates is required for
> (RGMII) Ethernet operation on Meson8b and why. Mark the fclk_div gates
> as CLK_IS_CRITICAL so the common clock framework keeps these gates
> enabled for us until we know which clock is required for Ethernet on
> Meson8b and which driver has to claim it.
based on the public datasheet for Meson8b (S805) I cannot see which
part of the SoC uses fclk_divX for (RGMII) Ethernet.
I did some further tests and it seems that Ethernet is not working if
fclk_div2 is disabled (the other fclk_divX don't seem to affect
Ethernet operation)

could you please check your internal datasheets and let us know how
fclk_div2 is routed internally and how it can affect Ethernet data

(my current speculation is that it may be related to the "Ethernet
Memory Power Domain" in CBUS HHI_MEM_PD_REG0, but I have no proof for

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