[PATCH] soc: rockchip: power-domain: remove PM clocks

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Thu Mar 1 00:33:22 PST 2018

Hi Jeffy,

On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 4:40 AM, JeffyChen <jeffy.chen at rock-chips.com> wrote:
> if i'm reading the code right, the PM clk means:
> 1/ the clocks which would be enabled while power on
> 2/ these clocks are optional, it's ok if anything wrong with them
> 3/ controlled by pm_domain(or USE_PM_CLK_RUNTIME_OPS & pm_clk_add_notifier)
> and currently we're adding all clocks of the attached device as PM clk in
> rockchip PM domain driver, which seems wrong. because we might have these
> kinds of clocks:
> 1/ critical, should block power on if anything wrong with it(failed to get/
> prepare/ enable)
> 2/ optional, could ignore it if anything wrong
> 3/ only required in some special cases, for example register r/w, and
> doesn't need to stay enabled while power on
> so maybe we can:
> 1/ let the device(dts) or driver decide which clock is PM clk, and add it
> using *pm_clk_add* APIs (even of_pm_clk_add_clks() if all clocks are pm clk)
> 2/ add support for critical PM clk, which would return error to the driver
> if anything wrong
> 3/ make sure PM clk always be controlled(otherwise it might be unexpected
> disabled by other clocks under the same clk parent?):
>  a) make sure Runtime PM is always enabled. and as discussed, we can select

On Renesas SoCs, we only add the device's module clock with pm_clk_add().
Drivers that don't care about properties of the module clock just call
pm_runtime_*(). That way the same driver works on different SoCs using
the same device, with and without power and/or clock domains.

Drivers that care about properties of the module clock (mainly frequency)
can still use the clk_*() API for that. Other (optional) clocks must be
handled by the device driver itself.



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