DT binding review for Armada display subsystem

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Sat Jul 13 16:51:52 EDT 2013

On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 07:44:58PM +0200, Sebastian Hesselbarth wrote:
> On 07/13/2013 01:12 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
>> When I designed the clk API, I arranged for things like clk_get() to
>> take a reference on the module if the clock was supplied by a module.
>> You'll see some evidence of that by looking back in the git history
>> for arch/arm/mach-integrator/include/mach/clkdev.h.
> Last time I checked, clkdev API neither implements referencing nor
> unregister.


-struct clk {
-       unsigned long           rate;
-       const struct clk_ops    *ops;
-       struct module           *owner;
-       const struct icst_params *params;
-       void __iomem            *vcoreg;
-       void                    *data;
-static inline int __clk_get(struct clk *clk)
-       return try_module_get(clk->owner);
-static inline void __clk_put(struct clk *clk)
-       module_put(clk->owner);

 static int impd1_probe(struct lm_device *dev)
-       for (i = 0; i < ARRAY_SIZE(impd1->vcos); i++) {
-               impd1->vcos[i].ops = &impd1_clk_ops,
-               impd1->vcos[i].owner = THIS_MODULE,
-               impd1->vcos[i].params = &impd1_vco_params,
-               impd1->vcos[i].data = impd1;
-       }
-       impd1->vcos[0].vcoreg = impd1->base + IMPD1_OSC1;
-       impd1->vcos[1].vcoreg = impd1->base + IMPD1_OSC2;
-       impd1->clks[0] = clkdev_alloc(&impd1->vcos[0], NULL, "lm%x:01000",
-                                       dev->id);
-       impd1->clks[1] = clkdev_alloc(&fixed_14745600, NULL, "lm%x:00100",
-                                       dev->id);
-       impd1->clks[2] = clkdev_alloc(&fixed_14745600, NULL, "lm%x:00200",
-                                       dev->id);
-       for (i = 0; i < ARRAY_SIZE(impd1->clks); i++)
-               clkdev_add(impd1->clks[i]);
 static void impd1_remove(struct lm_device *dev)
-       for (i = 0; i < ARRAY_SIZE(impd1->clks); i++)
-               clkdev_drop(impd1->clks[i]);

 * clkdev_drop - remove a clock dynamically allocated
void clkdev_drop(struct clk_lookup *cl)

No, of course, I'm imagining all the above!

Now, today, the IM-PD/1 support got broken in respect of ensuring that
things are properly refcounted in the rush to convert things to this
wonderful new common clk API - because it's oh soooooo much better.  Yes,
right, I'd forgotten the number one rule of kernel programming - always
sacrifice correctness when we get a new fantasic hip idea!  Silly me.

> This is on Mike's list and IIRC there already has been
> a proposal for unregister. Si5351 was the first clkdev driver ever
> that could possibly be unloaded, so there may be still some features
> missing.

Utter rubbish - it's not the first as you can see from the above.
Integrator had this support since the clk and clkdev APIs came along,
because the IM-PD/1 module was implemented as a module, and it has to
create and register clocks for its peripherals.

What you've found is a backwards step with the common clk API, nothing

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