[PATCH 2/8] cpufreq: add driver for Armada XP

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Wed Jul 16 08:47:41 PDT 2014

Dear Viresh Kumar,

On Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:02:29 +0530, Viresh Kumar wrote:

> > Would be good to have this soon, since the 3.17 merge window is
> > approaching. You asked me to use this cpufreq-generic driver instead of
> > a custom cpufreq driver, and I did the work to do that. So now I clearly
> > hope that cpufreq-generic will be merged in 3.17.
> Yeah, I have already pinged Rafael few days back on this. He came back
> from holidays last week and this is what he told me:
> Jul 11 19:58:34 <vireshk> rafael, when are you going to pick stuff for 3.17?
> Jul 11 19:59:11 <rafael> vireshk: next week i suppose


> Do you depend on this patch btw?
> https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg675398.html
> Actually there had been some objections to comparing clocks this way and
> we *might* hold this off, unless the bindings are finalized. Will get all other
> patches merged though.

I'm not sure to fully understand what this patch is doing, but I
believe I depend on it. My system has one clock for each CPU, and
therefore each CPU has a separately controllable frequency. See
for the Device Tree part describing the CPUs. So the existing
cpufreq-cpu0 (as of 3.16) doesn't work because it assumes there is one
single clock controlling the frequency.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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