[PATCH 2/3] clocksource: add device-tree support for PXA timer

Robert Jarzmik robert.jarzmik at free.fr
Fri Jul 4 12:46:30 PDT 2014

Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano at linaro.org> writes:

>> Good question.
>> Maybe not, I followed the same rationale as in orion-timer, which is :
>>   - as this timer is the only possible timer for PXA boards, and because without
>>   it the kernel boot will stall (scheduling will be blocked), it's better to
>>   panic early that to remain stalled.
> There isn't the arm global timer ?
Nope, it's for Cortex-A9 AFAIK, and my poor platform is an old ARMv5 SoC.

>> Isn't this a good approach ?
> I suppose we can live with that. IMO, the right fix would be in clksrc-of to
> pr_crit a message when an initialization fails. But that means to change all the
> init functions for all drivers which is out of the scope of this patchset.
OK, you convinced me. I'll trade the panic() for a pr_crit(). Good idea, maybe
it will trigger a quest of a white knight for the other drivers :)



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