[PATCH v5 08/13] iommu/rockchip: Control clocks needed to access the IOMMU

JeffyChen jeffy.chen at rock-chips.com
Wed Feb 28 17:37:43 PST 2018

Hi Robin,

Thanks for your reply.

On 02/28/2018 11:06 PM, Robin Murphy wrote:
> On 28/02/18 13:00, JeffyChen wrote:
>> Hi Robin,
>> Thanks for your reply.
>> On 02/28/2018 12:59 AM, Robin Murphy wrote:
>>>>> the rockchip IOMMU is part of the master block in hardware, so it
>>>>> needs
>>>>> to control the master's power domain and some of the master's clocks
>>>>> when access it's registers.
>>>>> and the number of clocks needed here, might be different between each
>>>>> IOMMUs(according to which master block it belongs), it's a little like
>>>>> our power domain:
>>>>> https://elixir.free-electrons.com/linux/latest/source/arch/arm64/boot/dts/rockchip/rk3399.dtsi#L935
>>>>> i'm not sure how to describe this correctly, is it ok use something
>>>>> like
>>>>> "the same as it's master block"?
>>>> would it make sense to add a property to specify the master who owns
>>>> the iommu, and we can get all clocks(only some of those clocks are
>>>> actually needed) from it in the of_xlate()? and we can also reuse the
>>>> clock-names of that master to build clk_bulk_data and log errors in
>>>> clk_bulk_get.
>>> I'm inclined to agree with Rob here - if we're to add anything to the
>>> binding, it should only be whatever clock inputs are defined for the
>>> IOMMU IP block itself. If Linux doesn't properly handle the interconnect
>>> clock hierarchy external to a particular integration, that's a separate
>>> issue and it's not the binding's problem.
>>> I actually quite like the hack of "borrowing" the clocks from
>>> dev->of_node in of_xlate() - you shouldn't need any DT changes for that,
>>> because you already know that each IOMMU instance only has the one
>>> master device anyway.
>> Thanks:) but actually we are going to support sharing IOMMU between
>> multiple masters(one of them is the main master i think) in the newer
>> chips(not yet supported on upstream kernel)...
> Ha! OK, fair enough, back to the first point then...
>> So we might have to get all clocks from all masters, or find a way to
>> specify the main master...and for the multiple masters case, do it in
>> of_xlate() turns out to be a little racy...maybe we can add a property
>> to specify main master, and get it's clocks in probe()?
> I notice that the 4.4 BSP kernel consistently specifies "aclk" and
> "hclk" for the IOMMU instances - it feels unusual to say "why don't we
> follow the downstream binding?", but it does look a lot like what I
> would expect (I'd guess at one for the register slave interface and one
> for the master interface/general operation?)
huh, right.
i did noticed that, but there's a hevc_mmu with ("aclk", "hclk", 
"clk_core", "clk_cabac") confused me.

so confirmed with Simon, that hevc_mmu is wrong. currently all IOMMUs 
should only have 2 clks, either aclk+hclk or aclk+pclk (depends on the 
clk tree)

so it seems to be a good idea to do so, will send patches soon, thanks :)
> If we can implement conceptually-correct clock handling based on an
> accurate binding, which should cover most cases, and *then* look at
> hacking around those where it doesn't quite work in practice due to
> shortcomings elsewhere, that would be ideal, and of course a lot nicer
> than just jumping straight into piles of hacks.
> Robin.

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