[RESEND PATCH] ARM: dts: make arch-timer always on in rk3288 soc

Kever Yang kever.yang at rock-chips.com
Thu Aug 28 17:35:16 PDT 2014


     Thanks for your reply and advice.

On 08/28/2014 11:11 PM, Mark Rutland wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:17:58AM +0100, Mark Rutland wrote:
>> Hi Kever,
>> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 02:40:17AM +0100, Kever Yang wrote:
>>> We need use the hrtimer, which need the arch-timer to be 'always-on'
>> I asked a question on the last posting [1]. Can you please confirm
>> either way?
>> Thanks,
>> Mark.
>> [1] lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-arm-kernel/2014-August/282327.html
> To clarify: if there are low power states that the CPU can enter where
> we lose state, then this patch isn't correct.
rk3288 has low power state and may turn off the cpu power domain
which will lost any logic state in cpu.
> A more general approach would be to enable the broadcast hrtimer for
> arm, as has been done for arm64.
> See commit 5d1638acb9f6 (tick: Introduce hrtimer based broadcast) which
> introduced the broadcast hrtimer, and commit 9358d755bd5c (arm64:
> kernel: initialize broadcast hrtimer based clock event device) which
> added the requisite plumbing for arm64.
I'll going to implement this and send another patch.



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