[PATCH] clk: add specified-rate clock

James Hogan james.hogan at imgtec.com
Wed Nov 13 09:31:25 EST 2013

On 13/11/13 14:18, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> Hi James, Mike,
> On Wednesday 13 of November 2013 14:09:56 James Hogan wrote:
>> On 29/05/13 18:39, Mike Turquette wrote:
>>> Quoting James Hogan (2013-05-10 05:44:22)
>>>> The frequency of some SoC's external oscillators (for example TZ1090's
>>>> XTAL1) are configured by the board using pull-ups/pull-downs of
>>>> configuration pins, the logic values of which are automatically latched
>>>> on reset and available in an SoC register. Add a generic clock component
>>>> and DT bindings to handle this.
>>>> It behaves similar to a fixed rate clock (read-only), except it needs
>>>> information about a register field (reg, shift, width), and the
>>>> clock-frequency is a mapping from register field values to clock
>>>> frequencies.
>>> James,
>>> Thanks for sending this!  It looks mostly good and is a useful clock
>>> type to support.  Comments below.
>> Hi Mike,
>> Sorry for slight delay getting back to you. I had another think about
>> this stuff yesterday...
> Just a random idea that came to my mind while reading this thread:
> What about modelling this as a set of fixed rate clocks fed into
> a read-only mux?

Yes, that had occurred to me too. I suppose the arguments against would be:
* it doesn't describe the hardware, there is no mux, just a fixed rate
clock with a discoverable frequency.
* it would sort of work for my small case of only having 9 possible
frequencies (although it would be a bit verbose), but wouldn't scale
nicely or be extendible to if the frequency was encoded more
continuously in the register value. E.g. if the frequency was 1MHz *
(the register value - 1) or something crazy like that. Of course that's
conjecture and SoC designers probably aren't going to want to use more
pins for bootstrap config than necessary.


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