[RFC PATCH] clocksource: dw_apb_timer_of: support timer-based delay

Jisheng Zhang jszhang at marvell.com
Tue Oct 20 01:11:12 PDT 2015

Implement an ARM delay timer to be used for udelay(). This allows us to
skip the delay loop calibration at boot on Marvell BG2, BG2Q, BG2CD
platforms. And after this patch, udelay() will be unaffected by CPU
frequency changes.

But, this driver is not only used on ARM platforms, so I dunno how to
handle other platforms which don't have the register_current_timer_delay
That's the reason I mark this patch as RFC.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Signed-off-by: Jisheng Zhang <jszhang at marvell.com>
 drivers/clocksource/dw_apb_timer_of.c | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/clocksource/dw_apb_timer_of.c b/drivers/clocksource/dw_apb_timer_of.c
index a19a3f6..09dbf9c 100644
--- a/drivers/clocksource/dw_apb_timer_of.c
+++ b/drivers/clocksource/dw_apb_timer_of.c
@@ -16,6 +16,7 @@
  * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
  * along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
+#include <linux/delay.h>
 #include <linux/dw_apb_timer.h>
 #include <linux/of.h>
 #include <linux/of_address.h>
@@ -130,6 +131,15 @@ static void __init init_sched_clock(void)
 	sched_clock_register(read_sched_clock, 32, sched_rate);
+static unsigned long dw_apb_delay_timer_read(void)
+	return ~readl_relaxed(sched_io_base);
+static struct delay_timer dw_apb_delay_timer = {
+	.read_current_timer = dw_apb_delay_timer_read,
 static int num_called;
 static void __init dw_apb_timer_init(struct device_node *timer)
@@ -142,6 +152,8 @@ static void __init dw_apb_timer_init(struct device_node *timer)
 		pr_debug("%s: found clocksource timer\n", __func__);
+		dw_apb_delay_timer.freq = sched_rate;
+		register_current_timer_delay(&dw_apb_delay_timer);

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