[PATCH v5 02/14] ARM: OMAP2+: gpmc: Adapt to HWMOD

Jon Hunter jon-hunter at ti.com
Thu Jun 14 14:58:44 EDT 2012

On 06/14/2012 08:32 AM, Mohammed, Afzal wrote:
> Hi Jon,
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 18:52:55, Hunter, Jon wrote:
>> On 06/14/2012 02:03 AM, Mohammed, Afzal wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 20:21:50, Hunter, Jon wrote:
>>>> If the clk handle for the gpmc is passed to the gpmc driver, then there
>>>> is no reason why the driver cannot do this.
>>> I believe passing clk details through platform data is an abuse of
>>> clock framework.
>> Why? You currently have a global variable storing the clock handle. It
>> can be quite common for drivers to know the clock frequencies of their
>> functional clocks. How else can drivers calculate timings?
> Please see Russell King's comments,
> [1] http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.ports.ppc.embedded/27634
> [2] http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-samsung-soc@vger.kernel.org/msg05365.html

Thanks. So I still think you need to get rid of the global variable for
storing the gpmc fclk, that is really my point.

So if you look at commit [1] mentioned by Russell in the above thread,
the appropriate thing to do would be to create a gpmc clock alias for
all OMAP2+ devices and then you could simply call the following from the
gpmc probe ...

	gpmc_fck = clk_get(&pdev->dev, "fck");

You could then store somewhere in one of the gpmc structures.


[1] 39a80c7f379e1c1d3e63b204b8353b7381d0a3d5

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