[PATCH/RFC 1/5] clk: shmobile: mstp: Never disable INTC-SYS

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Tue Mar 24 21:17:36 PDT 2015

Hi Mike,

On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 12:25 AM, Michael Turquette
<mturquette at linaro.org> wrote:
> Quoting Geert Uytterhoeven (2015-03-18 12:16:00)
>> INTC-SYS is the module clock for the GIC.  Accessing the GIC while it is
>> disabled causes:
>>     Unhandled fault: asynchronous external abort (0x1211) at 0x00000000
>> Currently, the GIC driver cannot enable its module clock for several
>> reasons:
>>   - It does not use a platform device, so Runtime PM is not an option,
>>   - gic_of_init() runs before any clocks are registered, so it cannot
>>     explicitly enable the clock,
>>   - gic_of_init() cannot return -EPROBE_DEFER, as IRQCHIP_DECLARE()
>>     doesn't support deferred probing.
>> Hence we have to keep on relying on the boot loader for enabling the
>> module clock.
>> To prevent the module clock from being disabled when the CCF core thinks
>> it is unused, and thus causing a system lock-up, add a quirk to the MSTP
>> clock driver to make sure the module clock is never disabled.
>> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas at glider.be>
>> ---
>>  drivers/clk/shmobile/clk-mstp.c | 6 ++++++
>>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
>> diff --git a/drivers/clk/shmobile/clk-mstp.c b/drivers/clk/shmobile/clk-mstp.c
>> index 2d2fe773ac8168f9..742af84735a07450 100644
>> --- a/drivers/clk/shmobile/clk-mstp.c
>> +++ b/drivers/clk/shmobile/clk-mstp.c
>> @@ -62,6 +62,12 @@ static int cpg_mstp_clock_endisable(struct clk_hw *hw, bool enable)
>>         unsigned int i;
>>         u32 value;
>> +       /* INTC-SYS is the module clock of the GIC, and must not be disabled */
>> +       if (!enable && !strcmp(__clk_get_name(hw->clk), "intc-sys")) {
>> +               pr_debug("MSTP %pC skipping disable\n", hw->clk);
>> +               return 0;
>> +       }
> Hello Geert,
> This is a bit ugly for three reasons:
> 1) we hit this code for every MSTP clock {en,dis}able call
> 2) __clk_get_name is kind of gross

Sure, this is ugly. That's why this was an RFC.
I was mainly trying to trigger a reply from the GIC maintainers ;-)

> 3) the enable_count will not be correct. It will be zero but the clock
> will actually be enabled

That's indeed something I didn't take into account. Will change to just enabling
the clock from the clock driver.

> Have you considered Lee's series to express these always-on clocks in
> DT? See,
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/2/24/495

That solution doesn't apply here, as we do have a correct description
of the hardware
in DT (after the other patches in the series, like e.g. (courtesy for
Lee) http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.power-management.general/58123).




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