[PATCH] clk: divider: do not propagate rate change request when unnecessary

Shawn Guo shawn.guo at linaro.org
Sun Jun 2 10:20:55 EDT 2013

If the current rate of parent clock is sufficient to provide child a
requested rate with a proper divider setting, the rate change request
should not be propagated.  Instead, changing the divider setting is good
enough to get child clock run at the requested rate.

On an imx6q clock configuration illustrated below,

  ahb --> ipg --> ipg_per
  132M    66M     66M

calling clk_set_rate(ipg_per, 22M) with the current
clk_divider_bestdiv() implementation will result in the rate change up
to ahb level like the following, because of the unnecessary/incorrect
rate change propagation.

  ahb --> ipg --> ipg_per
  66M     22M     22M

Fix the problem by trying to see if the requested rate can be achieved
by simply changing the divider value, and in that case return the
divider immediately from function clk_divider_bestdiv() as the best
one, so that all those unnecessary rate change propagation can be saved.

Reported-by: Anson Huang <b20788 at freescale.com>
Signed-off-by: Shawn Guo <shawn.guo at linaro.org>
 drivers/clk/clk-divider.c |   10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/clk/clk-divider.c b/drivers/clk/clk-divider.c
index 6d96741..6024e60 100644
--- a/drivers/clk/clk-divider.c
+++ b/drivers/clk/clk-divider.c
@@ -150,6 +150,7 @@ static int clk_divider_bestdiv(struct clk_hw *hw, unsigned long rate,
 	struct clk_divider *divider = to_clk_divider(hw);
 	int i, bestdiv = 0;
 	unsigned long parent_rate, best = 0, now, maxdiv;
+	unsigned long parent_rate_saved = *best_parent_rate;
 	if (!rate)
 		rate = 1;
@@ -173,6 +174,15 @@ static int clk_divider_bestdiv(struct clk_hw *hw, unsigned long rate,
 	for (i = 1; i <= maxdiv; i++) {
 		if (!_is_valid_div(divider, i))
+		if (rate * i == parent_rate_saved) {
+			/*
+			 * It's the most ideal case if the requested rate can be
+			 * divided from parent clock without needing to change
+			 * parent rate, so return the divider immediately.
+			 */
+			*best_parent_rate = parent_rate_saved;
+			return i;
+		}
 		parent_rate = __clk_round_rate(__clk_get_parent(hw->clk),
 				MULT_ROUND_UP(rate, i));
 		now = parent_rate / i;

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