[PATCH] arm64: dts: rockchip: Change serial baud rate for Pinephone Pro to 1.5 MB

Heiko Stübner heiko at sntech.de
Tue Apr 4 09:55:17 PDT 2023

Hi Peter,

Am Dienstag, 4. April 2023, 14:52:02 CEST schrieb Peter Geis:
> On Tue, Apr 4, 2023 at 3:55 AM Heiko Stübner <heiko at sntech.de> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Am Montag, 3. April 2023, 19:59:37 CEST schrieb Javier Martinez Canillas:
> > > This baud rate is set for the device by mainline u-boot and is also what
> > > is set in the Pinebook Pro Device Tree, which is a device similar to the
> > > PinePhone Pro but with a different form factor.
> > >
> > > Otherwise, the baud rate of the firmware and Linux don't match by default
> > > and a 'console=ttyS2,1500000n8' kernel command line parameter is required
> > > to have proper output for both.
> >
> > The interesting question is always if this will break someone else's setup.
> > I've never really understood the strange setting of 1.5MBps, but on the
> > other hand it _is_ a reality on most boards.

> The 1.5M baud is default because the clock structure on rockchip
> devices does not allow a clean 115200 baud. By attempting to force
> 115200, it will always be slightly off (either low or high depending
> on how the driver decided to round). If this actually causes any
> problems is the subject of much debate.

thanks so much for this piece of clock-detail. As I wrote, I never really
understood the why _before_ but also never cared that much to dive
into it and find out.

So your explanation closes one knowledge gap in my head.

Thanks a lot :-)

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