[PATCH v5 4/8] ARM: dts: rockchip: disable arm-global-timer for rk3188

Daniel Lezcano daniel.lezcano at linaro.org
Mon Jan 30 02:21:27 PST 2017

On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 03:16:39PM +0300, Alexander Kochetkov wrote:
> clocksource and shed_clock provided by arm-global-timer is quite
> unstable, because their rate depends on cpu frequency.
> So disable arm-global-timer and use clocksource and sched_clock
> from rockchip_timer.
> It is impossible get stable clocksource having rockchip_timer and
> arm-global-timer enabled at the same time. Because arm-global-timer
> looks like a better candidate for the kernel: it has higher
> frequency and rating.
> Disabling arm-global-timer doesn't leave kernel without
> clockevents as there is another clockevent provider (smp-twd).

Hi Alexander,

sorry, I will rewrite the description because of the grammatical errors. I
don't want to give you the feeling I'm lecturing you, my English is not perfect
but it will be simpler to give the full descr with the typos fixed.

The clocksource and the sched_clock provided by the arm_global_timer are quite
unstable because their rates depend on the cpu frequency.

On the other side, the arm_global_timer has a higher rating than the
rockchip_timer, it will be selected by default by the time framework while
we want to use the stable rockchip clocksource.

Let's disable the arm_global_timer in order to have the rockchip clocksource
selected by default.

This patch should go at the end of the patchset when the clocksource is
implemented in the rockchip_timer.

> Signed-off-by: Alexander Kochetkov <al.kochet at gmail.com>
> Reviwed-by: Heiko Stübner <heiko at sntech.de>
> ---
>  arch/arm/boot/dts/rk3188.dtsi |    1 +
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
> diff --git a/arch/arm/boot/dts/rk3188.dtsi b/arch/arm/boot/dts/rk3188.dtsi
> index bcf8e03..f677130 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/boot/dts/rk3188.dtsi
> +++ b/arch/arm/boot/dts/rk3188.dtsi
> @@ -546,6 +546,7 @@
>  &global_timer {
>  	interrupts = <GIC_PPI 11 0xf04>;
> +	status = "disabled";
>  };
>  &local_timer {
> -- 


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