[PATCH RFC v2 01/16] ARM: call clk_of_init from time_init

Sebastian Hesselbarth sebastian.hesselbarth at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 18:58:39 EDT 2013

On 08/28/13 00:19, Sören Brinkmann wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 11:27:55PM +0200, Sebastian Hesselbarth wrote:
>> Most DT ARM machs require common clock providers initialized before timers.
>> Currently, arch/arm machs use .init_time to call clk_of_init right before
>> clocksource_of_init. This prevents to remove that hook and use the default
>> hook instead. clk_of_init is safe to call for non-DT platforms, so add
>> the call to ARM arch time_init by default. While at it, also reorder includes
>> alphabetically.
>> Signed-off-by: Sebastian Hesselbarth <sebastian.hesselbarth at gmail.com>
>> ---
>> Changelog:
>> v1->v2:
>> - reorder includes alphabetically
>> Cc: Russell King <linux at arm.linux.org.uk>
>> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
>> Cc: linux-tegra at vger.kernel.org
>> Cc: kernel at stlinux.com
>> Cc: linux-samsung-soc at vger.kernel.org
>> Cc: linux-arm-kernel at lists.infradead.org
>> Cc: linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org
>> ---
>>   arch/arm/kernel/time.c |   24 ++++++++++++++----------
>>   1 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
>> diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/time.c b/arch/arm/kernel/time.c
>> index 98aee32..dd1028e 100644
>> --- a/arch/arm/kernel/time.c
>> +++ b/arch/arm/kernel/time.c
>> @@ -11,25 +11,26 @@
> [ ... ]
>>   void __init time_init(void)
>>   {
>> +	/* initalize common clocks before timers */
>> +	of_clk_init(NULL);
>> +
>>   	if (machine_desc->init_time)
>>   		machine_desc->init_time();
>>   	else
> This forces zynq to move some initialization our clock code relies on to
> init_irq(). Also, the current code already takes an approach of
> doing either common init or machine specific init.


you know that patch 16/16 takes care of zynq's clock init?

It's your own patch you provided from the last RFC. Looking at it, it
moves  zynq_sclr_init() to .init_irq and removes the call to
of_clk_init() from zynq_clock_init() which is called by

Isn't that solving the above issues for mach-zynq?

> I think it might be better to move the call to of_clk_init() down into
> the else branch of the if-else.

Possibly, yes. But we could also unconditionally call of_clk_init() at
the beginning of time_init() and call clocksource_of_init() at the end.
That will make .init_time() to some fixup hook between initialization of 
clocks and timers.

> Though, this probably contradicts the purpose of the whole series.

Hmm, the purpose was to allow most platforms to remove a custom
.init_time hook only calling of_clk_init() and clocksource_of_init().

If we move of_clk_init() above also in the else-branch the purpose
is still met.


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