[PATCH 05/11] OMAPDSS: add clk_prepare and clk_unprepare

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Mon Jun 25 07:22:03 EDT 2012

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 09:07:58AM +0300, Tomi Valkeinen wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-06-22 at 19:18 +0530, Rajendra Nayak wrote:
> > In preparation of OMAP moving to Common Clk Framework(CCF) add clk_prepare()
> > and clk_unprepare() for the omapdss clocks.
> You used clk_prepare and clk_unprepare instead of clk_prepare_enable and
> clk_disable_unprepare. I didn't check the dss driver yet, but my hunch
> is that the clocks are normally not enabled/disabled from atomic
> context.
> What does the prepare/unprepare actually do? Is there any benefit in
> delaying preparing, i.e. is there a difference between prepare right
> after clk_get, or prepare right before clk_enable? (And similarly for
> unprepare)

I think you're looking at this the wrong way.

Think of clk_prepare() as the _sleepable_ part of clk_enable().  So, think
of clk_prepare() as ideally being placed just before clk_enable() with the
exception that if that's not possible (because you're in a non-atomic
context) it should be placed in a position as close to clk_enable() as
possible which is atomic.

Don't think of it as an extra step to be done after clk_get() but as an
extra step needing to be done before clk_enable().

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