[PATCHv2] ARM: socfpga: dts: Add support for SD/MMC

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Thu Aug 8 17:13:22 EDT 2013

On 08/08/2013 02:54 PM, Dinh Nguyen wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-08-08 at 14:37 -0600, Stephen Warren wrote:
>> On 08/08/2013 02:32 PM, Dinh Nguyen wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2013-08-08 at 14:14 -0600, Stephen Warren wrote:
>>>> On 08/05/2013 02:43 PM, dinguyen at altera.com wrote:
>>>>> From: Dinh Nguyen <dinguyen at altera.com>
>>>>> Add bindings for SD/MMC for SOCFPGA.
>>>>> Add "syscon" to the "altr,sys-mgr" binding.
>>>>> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/socfpga-dw-mshc.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/socfpga-dw-mshc.txt
>>>>> new file mode 100644
>>>>> index 0000000..dc14922
>>>>> --- /dev/null
>>>>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/socfpga-dw-mshc.txt
>>>>> @@ -0,0 +1,48 @@
>>>>> +* Altera SOCFPGA specific extensions to the Synopsis Designware Mobile
>>>>> +  Storage Host Controller
>>>>> +
>>>>> +Required Properties:
>>>>> +
>>>>> +* compatible: should be
>>>>> +	- "altr,socfpga-dw-mshc": for controllers with Altera SOCFPGA
>>>>> +	  specific extensions.
>>>>> +
>>>>> +* altr,dw-mshc-ciu-div: Specifies the divider value for the card interface
>>>>> +  unit (ciu) clock. The value should be (n-1). For Altera's SOCFPGA, the divider
>>>>> +  value is fixed at 3, which means parent_clock/4.
>>>> This feels like something that should be represented using the common
>>>> clock API; a driver should query the rate of its input clock, and then
>>>> calculate the MMC block's internal divider based on that (perhaps also
>>>> call clk_set_rate() on the input clock?).
>>> This means a change to the dw_mmc driver, which I can look into for the
>>> next round? I have promised Pawel to consolidate the bindings for both
>>> exynos and socfpga in the next round already. I will also look into
>>> using the common clock API for the MMC as well. 
>>> This patch is the only thing that is preventing from SD/MMC working for
>>> SOCFPGA in the mainline, can I get your Ack if I look into doing this
>>> for 3.13 for both the exynos and socfpga driver, and address your latter
>>> comments?
>> The problem is that if the binding supports or requires that property
>> now, it has to at least support it forever. Given that we're getting
>> serious about DT ABI now, we should be only introducing DT bindings that
>> we believe are complete and corrrect, rather than bindings which we
>> actively expect to be temporary and to change incompatibly later.
> Right ok. Then I guess I will have to look into consolidating the
> bindings sooner rather than later.
> I went back to look at the driver again, and I think it is doing as you
> are suggesting:
> host->bus_hz is getting its input value from the common clock API.
> "altr,dw-mshc-ciu-div" is specifying the internal divider that is in the
> SD/MMC IP itself.
> I guess I'm still not clear on how I can represent the SD/MMC divider in
> in the context of the common clock API.

Why is there a need to directly represent the divider anywhere? The
driver can find the rate of the input clock, and I assume it knows what
rate it wants the clock to run at, so can't it calculate the divider
based on those two pieces of information?

Or, does the driver really not know what rate it wants the clock to be
after the internal divider? If not, then I think that *rate* should be
recorded in DT, not the divider to obtain that rate.

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