[PATCH 2/4] arch/arm/mach-at91/clock.c: Add missing IS_ERR test

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Mon Jan 24 18:23:02 EST 2011

On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 10:51:38AM +1300, Ryan Mallon wrote:
> You could, but it would not be helpful. Clock associations are used so
> that _different_ devices can have the same function and map to the
> correct clock. This is used when there are multiple instances of a
> single peripheral. For example, the uart clocks work like this:
> 	at91_clock_associate("usart1_clk", &pdev->dev, "usart");
> so then you can do this in a driver:
> 	uart_clk = clk_get(&pdev->dev, "usart");
> Rather than:
> 	uart_clk = clk_get(NULL, "usart1_clk");
> The former will find the correct uart clock for the device. Because each
> uart is a separate device the correct clock will be selected for each uart.
> My point was that there should be no overlap between clk->name and
> clk->function otherwise clk_get will not be able to return the correct
> clock.

It would be nice if AT91 could switch over to using clkdev at some
point, which greatly helps with associating struct clk's with their
device/function names - and reduces the amount of "different" code.

You can then use clk_add_alias() to create aliases of an existing

Looking at your clk_get(), I think one way to do this would be, in

	struct clk_lookup *cl;

	/* create function-only entry */
	cl = clkdev_alloc(clk, clk->name, NULL);
	if (!cl)
		return -ENOMEM;

	/* not sure if you need this? */
	if (clk->dev && clk->function) {
		cl = clkdev_alloc(clk, clk->function, "%s", dev_name(clk->dev));
		if (!cl)
			return -ENOMEM;

at91_clock_associate() becomes:

	err = clk_add_alias(func, dev_name(dev), id, NULL);
	return err;

Although maybe in the long run see about removing at91_clock_associate()
entirely as its just a wrapper.

The only requirement there is that 'dev' in each case is a registered
device, otherwise dev_name() won't work.

You can then use the generic clk_get()/clk_put() which clkdev provides.

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