[PATCH v2 0/4] clocksource: rockchip/timer: Support rktimer for rk3399
wxt at rock-chips.com
Tue Jun 14 02:12:12 PDT 2016
On 2016年06月14日 12:00, Huang, Tao wrote:
> Hi Daniel:
> On 2016年06月13日 21:06, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 07, 2016 at 12:54:29PM +0800, Caesar Wang wrote:
>>> This series patches had been tested on rockchip inside kernel.
>>> In order to support the rk3399 SoC timer and turn off interrupts and IPIs to
>>> save power in idle.
>> For my personnal information, are the arch_timer in the same power domain
>> than the CPU ? IOW, what is the 'always-on' property in the DT ?
> Yes. In our SoC design, all arch (generic) timer in the same power
> domain of CPU core. So if one CPU core power down, the arch (generic)
> timer will lose it's state and stop working.
> While rk timer maybe in peri power domain or pmu power domain, so the
> timer will still work when CPU power down.
> But before RK3399, all SoCs with CPU power domain, do not support auto
> power down while cpu idle. So the arch timer can be seem as always on,
> i.e. we don't need a broadcast timer at all.
>>> Okay, it still works bootup on rk3288/other SoCs, even though many socs
>>> hasn't used
>>> the broadcast timer.
>> Yes, unfortunately the SoC design on rk3288 and the previous ones do not
>> allow to use a cpuidle driver with cpu/cluster power down, so obviously the
>> broadcast timer is pointless on these boards :)
> You are right.
>>> History version:
>>> Easy to test for my borad.
>>> localhost / # cat /proc/interrupts
>>> CPU0 CPU1 CPU2 CPU3 CPU4 CPU5
>>> 1: 0 0 0 0 0 0 GICv3 29 Edge arch_timer
>>> 5: 0 0 0 0 0 0 GICv3 113 Level rk_timer
>>> localhost / # cat /proc/timer_list | grep event_handler
>>> get "event_handler: hrtimer_interrupt"
>>> event_handler: tick_handle_oneshot_broadcast
>>> event_handler: hrtimer_interrupt
>> What are you trying to demonstrate here ? There are no interrupts for both
>> arch_timer and rk_timer.
My god!! let's forget it now!
Sorry for forgetting what happened.
Re-picked them up for my board since I'm doing other things to run a
localhost / # cat /proc/interrupts
1: 0 GICv3 29 Edge arch_timer
2: 807 GICv3 30 Edge arch_timer
5: 712 GICv3 113 Level rk_timer
> I don't know. Maybe Caesar do something wrong :(
> This is my output:
> CPU0 CPU1 CPU2 CPU3 CPU4 CPU5
> 2: 2911 1967 1588 1608 1295 1606
> GICv3 30 Edge arch_timer
> 5: 578 637 684 626 161 165
> GICv3 113 Level rk_timer
caesar wang | software engineer | wxt at rock-chip.com
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