[PATCH] clk: divider: fix rate calculation for fractional rates

Tomi Valkeinen tomi.valkeinen at ti.com
Wed Nov 6 06:48:44 EST 2013

On 2013-11-06 13:15, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 06, 2013 at 01:06:48PM +0200, Tomi Valkeinen wrote:
>> This means that the following code works a bit oddly:
>> rate = clk_round_rate(clk, 123428572);
>> clk_set_rate(clk, rate);
> You're right, but the above sequence is quite a crass thing to do.  Why?

Do you mean that you think the fix is right, but the above example
sequence is silly, or that the fix is not needed either?

> clk_round_rate() returns the clock rate that clk_set_rate() would give
> you if you were to use this sequence:
> 	clk_rate_rate(clk, 123428572);
> 	rate = clk_get_rate(clk);
> The difference is that it doesn't change the actual clock rate itself;
> clk_round_rate() is meant to answer the question:
> 	"If I were to set _this_ rate, what clock rate would
> 	 the clock give me?"
> thereby providing a method for drivers to inquire what the effect would
> be when changing such a clock without actually affecting it.
> So please, don't use clk_round_rate() followed by clk_set_rate().

Ok, if defined like that, then the current behavior is logical.

The comment in clk.h says "adjust a rate to the exact rate a clock can
provide", which does not contradict with what you said, but doesn't
really confirm it either. If I get "the exact rate a clock can provide"
I don't see why I can't use that exact clock rate for clk_set_rate.
Maybe the comment should be improved to state explicitly what it does.

However, how about the following sequence:

	clk_set_rate(clk, 123428572);
	rate = clk_get_rate(clk);
	clk_set_rate(clk, rate);

I didn't test that but it should result in the clock first set to
123428571, and then to 108000000. Obviously pointless if done exactly
like that, but I don't see why the above code sequence is wrong, yet it
gives a bit surprising result.


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