[PATCHv3 2/4] clk: socfpga: add a clock driver for the Arria 10 platform

Dinh Nguyen dinguyen at opensource.altera.com
Tue May 19 16:12:18 PDT 2015

On 5/19/15 4:50 PM, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> On 05/19/15 09:29, Dinh Nguyen wrote:
>> On 5/15/15 7:52 PM, Stephen Boyd wrote:
>>> On 05/07, dinguyen at opensource.altera.com wrote:
>>>> +
>>>> +static int socfpga_clk_prepare(struct clk_hw *hwclk)
>>>> +{
>>>> +	struct socfpga_gate_clk *socfpgaclk = to_socfpga_gate_clk(hwclk);
>>>> +	struct regmap *sys_mgr_base_addr;
>>>> +	int i;
>>>> +	u32 hs_timing;
>>>> +	u32 clk_phase[2];
>>>> +
>>>> +	if (socfpgaclk->clk_phase[0] || socfpgaclk->clk_phase[1]) {
>>>> +		sys_mgr_base_addr = syscon_regmap_lookup_by_compatible("altr,sys-mgr");
>>>> +		if (IS_ERR(sys_mgr_base_addr)) {
>>> Is there a reason the syscon is grabbed lazily in prepare? Why
>>> not get it before registering this clock?
>> This syscon node is only associated with clocks that have a clk-phase
>> property, which on the SoCFPGA platform, is the SD/MMC clocks. The way
>> to implement this went through quite a few rounds of discussion for the
>> Cyclone5/Arria5 platform before settling to this method.
>> The reason why syscon is grabbed here is that the setting of the clock
>> phase must be done before enabling of the clock, so it seem that prepare
>> was a good place. Should this be move moved to the socfpga_gate_init()
>> instead?
> I was expecting the regmap to be found before the clock is registered
> and stored away into the  socfpga_gate_clk structure. Getting the regmap
> during prepare is akin to ioremapping a register region during prepare,
> which doesn't sound right at all. Maybe there's some good reason in the
> earlier discussions? Any hints?

Ah okay, the earlier discussions revolve mainly around moving the regmap
from the SD/MMC driver into the clock driver. But there weren't any
issue raised for putting the regmap in the prepare function.

If you're curious, here are the links to the discussion for adding the
clk-phase to the driver:



But perhaps putting the regmap lookup in the init function is the
correct way to do this?


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