[PATCH V2] clk: Add composite clock type

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Thu Feb 28 13:20:31 EST 2013

On 02/28/2013 12:58 AM, Prashant Gaikwad wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 February 2013 03:36 PM, Tomasz Figa wrote:
>> On Wednesday 06 of February 2013 08:34:32 Prashant Gaikwad wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 05 February 2013 03:45 PM, Tomasz Figa wrote:
>>>> Hi Prashant,
>>>> Thank you for your patch. Please see some comments inline.
>>>> On Monday 04 of February 2013 13:41:22 Prashant Gaikwad wrote:
>>>>> Not all clocks are required to be decomposed into basic clock
>>>>> types but at the same time want to use the functionality
>>>>> provided by these basic clock types instead of duplicating.
>>>>> For example, Tegra SoC has ~100 clocks which can be decomposed
>>>>> into Mux -> Div -> Gate clock types making the clock count to
>>>>> ~300. Also, parent change operation can not be performed on gate
>>>>> clock which forces to use mux clock in driver if want to change
>>>>> the parent.
>>>>> Instead aggregate the basic clock types functionality into one
>>>>> clock and just use this clock for all operations. This clock
>>>>> type re-uses the functionality of basic clock types and not
>>>>> limited to basic clock types but any hardware-specific
>>>>> implementation.

>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/clk/clk-composite.c

>>>>> +static u8 clk_composite_get_parent(struct clk_hw *hw)
>>>>> +{
>>>>> +     struct clk_composite *composite = to_clk_composite(hw);
>>>>> +     const struct clk_ops *mux_ops = composite->mux_ops;
>>>>> +     struct clk_hw *mux_hw = composite->mux_hw;
>>>>> +
>>>>> +     mux_hw->clk = hw->clk;
>>>> Why is this needed? Looks like this filed is already being initialized
>>>> in clk_register_composite.
>>> Some ops will get called during clk_init where this clk is not populated
>>> hence doing here. I have done it for all ops to make sure that any
>>> future change in clock framework don't break this clock.
>>> Now, why duplicate it in clk_register_composite? It is possible that
>>> none of these ops get called in clk_init.
>>> For example, recalc_rate is called during init and this ops is supported
>>> by div clock type, but what if div clock is not added.
>>> I hope this explains the need.
>> Sorry, I don't understand your explanation.
>> I have asked why mux_hw->clk field has to be reinitialized in all the
>> ops.
>> In other words, is it even possible that this clk pointer changes since
>> calling clk_register from clk_register_composite and if yes, why?
> Tomasz,
> calling sequence is as
> clk_register(struct clk_hw *hw)
>     clk_init(struct clk_hw *hw)
>         .
>         .
>         hw->clk = clk;
>         clk->ops.recalc_rate(hw) => clk_composite_recalc_rate(hw) =>
> composite->div_ops.recalc_rate(div_hw) => clk_divider_recalc_rate(hw)
> Now if clk_divider_recalc_rate tries to access clk from hw then it will
> get NULL since this is not assigned yet and that is what I am doing in
> clk_composite_recalc_rate.
> I am doing it in all ops because I can not assume which one will get
> called first and always. If in future something changes the calling
> sequence in ccf framework then it will break this clock.

Surely the CCF core should be taking care of this as part of
clk_register() or clk_init()?

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