Re: [PATCH 2/2] clk: clps711x: Add DT bindings documentation
shc_work at mail.ru
Mon Jun 2 04:53:34 PDT 2014
Mon, 2 Jun 2014 11:42:22 +0100 от Mark Rutland <mark.rutland at arm.com>:
> On Mon, Jun 02, 2014 at 10:32:48AM +0100, Alexander Shiyan wrote:
> > Mon, 2 Jun 2014 09:56:51 +0100 от Mark Rutland <mark.rutland at arm.com>:
> > > On Sun, Jun 01, 2014 at 10:55:22AM +0100, Alexander Shiyan wrote:
> > > > This patch adds DT binding documentation for the Cirrus Logic
> > > > CLPS711X-based CPUs clock subsystem.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Alexander Shiyan <shc_work at mail.ru>
> > > > ---
> > > > .../devicetree/bindings/clock/clps711x-clock.txt | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
> > > > 1 file changed, 19 insertions(+)
> > > > create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock/clps711x-clock.txt
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock/clps711x-clock.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock/clps711x-clock.txt
> > > > new file mode 100644
> > > > index 0000000..0fdf3c9
> > > > --- /dev/null
> > > > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock/clps711x-clock.txt
> > > > @@ -0,0 +1,19 @@
> > > > +* Clock bindings for the Cirrus Logic CLPS711X CPUs
> > > > +
> > > > +Required properties:
> > > > +- compatible : Shall contain "cirrus,clps711x-clk".
> > > > +- reg : Address of the internal register set.
> > > > +- cpufreq : Factory set default frequency in HZ.
> > >
> > > Huh? Why is this called "cpufreq" what is this the frequency of,
> > > exactly?
> > >
> > > Is this an input or an output?
> > Modern CLPS711X CPUs support PLL reprogramming, while for older processors,
> > this procedure is not possible and the CPU clock is set to a fixed value. Thus if the
> > value of the PLL multiplier is not correct (missing), we use a fixed CPU frequency
> > of the processor, described in DT, which allows us to use the driver for the new and
> > old versions of this CPU.
> Ok. So this is the frequency of a (non-programmable) PLL which feeds the
> clock IP block?
> Or is this internal to the IP block?
To be precise, it is the frequency at the CPU startup. After starting the bootloader can
change the value of PLL (of course, if this is supported) and processor speed will
changed. For CPUs that do not support changing the PLL, this value is the only one
> Typically we'd use "clock-frequency" as the name for such an input, or
> just model it as a normal clock input and feed it a fixed-rate-clock for
> the non-programmable case.
I would prefer to use the name "startup-frequency" or so.
"clock-frequency" means that we use this frequency exactly, but it's not as
if the PLL has to be reprogrammed by the bootloader.
The use of "fixed-rate-clock" here for me is not correct, because the real generator
used by the processor (old and new), uses the frequency 3.6864M and simply multiply
it by the PLL value.
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