[PATCH RFC] clk: add support for automatic parent handling
tglx at linutronix.de
Fri Apr 29 08:13:06 EDT 2011
On Fri, 29 Apr 2011, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 01:01:58PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > On Fri, 29 Apr 2011, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > > On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 11:12:36AM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 21 Apr 2011, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> > > > > > Which is a complete failure to begin with. Why the heck do you need a
> > > > > > callback to figure that out?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Because someone claimed, that you need a callback to make it safe from
> > > > > > changing? Or what's the reason for this?
> > > > > If there were a pointer tracking the parent you still needed to program
> > > > > out the get_parent function anyhow to set the pointer initially. But I
> > > > > agree that in other situations having a pointer is more comfortable and
> > > > > saves ugly error handling e.g. in set_parent.
> > > >
> > > > That's nonsense. Why do you want a get_parent() function at all?
> > > > parent is set up when the clock is established in the clock tree. And
> > > > that's not done by some random driver. That's a property of the clock.
> > >
> > > It's *not* a fixed property of the clock. It's a runtime property.
> > I know that stuff can change and needs to be changed runtime. But this
> > has to be done at the framework level and not at some random place in
> > some random clk->ops->fn() implementation.
> Look, how do you _not_ do it at the clk->ops->fn() level when you have
> clocks which are pure muxes, and so are selected by a bitfield in a
> register vs other clocks which are muxes _and_ dividers combined which
> can't be separated. Do you _really_ want to teach the core clock
> framework about every type of platform quirk like that?
Not at all. The core code should merily handle the tree structure
correctly and some common other functions, nothing else.
> That's the direction you're heading for by demanding that the core clk
> code does all this kind of crap. Crap in the core clock code, rather
> than a set of compartmentalized clock implementations for fixed rate
> clocks, muxes, dividers, dividers with muxes, plls, etc.
You need that anyway. The core code does not want to know about those
ugly details and there is no need to know it.
So lets look at an example:
[Root clock A]-
- [Selector] -- [Divisor] -- [ Gate ]
[Root clock B]-
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