[PATCH] clk: divider: fix rate calculation for fractional rates
Russell King - ARM Linux
linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Wed Nov 6 11:19:11 EST 2013
On Wed, Nov 06, 2013 at 01:48:44PM +0200, Tomi Valkeinen wrote:
> 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?
I think a fix _is) required, because:
rate = clk_get_rate(clk);
assert(clk_get_rate(clk) == rate);
If not, there's something quite wrong. However, I am saying that the
sequence you provided was nevertheless silly - I've seen it in real code
in the kernel, which is why I've commented about it.
> 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.
Does this help clarify it?
@@ -228,6 +228,20 @@
* @clk: clock source
* @rate: desired clock rate in Hz
+ * This answers the question "if I were to pass @rate to clk_set_rate(),
+ * what clock rate would I end up with?" without changing the hardware
+ * in any way. In other words:
+ * rate = clk_round_rate(clk, r);
+ * and:
+ * clk_set_rate(clk, r);
+ * rate = clk_get_rate(clk);
+ * are equivalent except the former does not modify the clock hardware
+ * in any way.
* Returns rounded clock rate in Hz, or negative errno.
long clk_round_rate(struct clk *clk, unsigned long rate);
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