[PATCH 0/5] provide the XTAL clock via OF on Meson8/8b/8m2

Kevin Hilman khilman at baylibre.com
Wed Sep 25 15:47:34 PDT 2019


Martin Blumenstingl <martin.blumenstingl at googlemail.com> writes:

> Hi Jerome,
>
> On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:29 AM Jerome Brunet <jbrunet at baylibre.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Sat 21 Sep 2019 at 17:12, Martin Blumenstingl <martin.blumenstingl at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > So far the HHI clock controller has been providing the XTAL clock on
>> > Amlogic Meson8/Meson8b/Meson8m2 SoCs.
>> > This is not correct because the XTAL is actually a crystal on the
>> > boards and the SoC has a dedicated input for it.
>> >
>> > This updates the dt-bindings of the HHI clock controller and defines
>> > a fixed-clock in meson.dtsi (along with switching everything over to
>> > use this clock).
>> > The clock driver needs three updates to use this:
>> > - patch #2 uses clk_hw_set_parent in the CPU clock notifier. This drops
>> >   the explicit reference to CLKID_XTAL while at the same time making
>> >   the code much easier (thanks to Neil for providing this new method
>> >   as part of the G12A CPU clock bringup!)
>> > - patch #3 ensures that the clock driver doesn't rely on it's internal
>> >   XTAL clock while not losing support for older .dtbs that don't have
>> >   the XTAL clock input yet
>> > - with patch #4 the clock controller's own XTAL clock is not registered
>> >   anymore when a clock input is provided via OF
>> >
>> > This series is a functional no-op. It's main goal is to better represent
>> > how the actual hardware looks like.
>>
>> I'm a bit unsure about this series.
>>
>> On one hand, I totally agree with you ... having the xtal in DT is the
>> right way to do it ... when done from the start
> yep
>
>> On the other hand, things have been this way for years, they are working
>> and going for xtal in DT does not solve any pending issue. Doing this
>> means adding complexity in the driver to support both methods. It is
>> also quite a significant change in DT :/
> my two main motivations were:
> - keeping the 32-bit SoCs as similar as possible to the 64-bit ones in
> terms of "how are the [clock] drivers implemented"
> - with the DDR clock controller the .dts looked weird: &ddr_clkc took
> CLKID_XTAL from &clkc as input and &clkc took DDR_CLKID_DDR_PLL as
> input from &ddr_clkc
>
> RE complexity in the driver to support both:
> I still have a cleanup of the meson8b.c init code on my TODO-list
> because we're still supporting .dtbs without parent syscon
> my plan is to drop that code-path along with the newly added fallback
> for "skip CLKID_XTAL" (assuming this is accepted) together for v5.6 or
> v5.7

TBH, I'm big(ish) "functional no-op" changes like this are not things I
get super exicted about, especially for SoCs that have been working well
for awhile, and are do not have a large (upstream) userbase.

OTOH, since Martin is doing most of the heavy lifting for keeping this
platform working upstream, I'm happy to take the changes, as long as
Martin is willing to deal with any fallout.

Kevin



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