[PATCH 1/2] clk: bcm2835: Limit PCM clock to OSC and PLLD_PER

Eric Anholt eric at anholt.net
Wed May 31 14:24:26 PDT 2017

Phil Elwell <phil at raspberrypi.org> writes:

> Restrict clock sources for the PCM peripheral to the oscillator and
> PLLD_PER because other source may have varying rates or be switched off.
> Prevent other sources from being selected by replacing their names in
> the list of potential parents with dummy entries (entry index is
> significant).

I might be up for giving my r-b on this, but first I'd like to check if
we can simplify even more.  Looking through this list:

static const char *const bcm2835_clock_per_parents[] = {

PLLA is off and unused and we don't want any peripheral to turn it on
(unless we wanted PCM to do so, but we aren't doing that here).

PLLC's rate gets changed by the VPU and so it isn't reliable.
67615c588a059b731df9d019edc3c561d8006ec9 made it so that nobody uses it
that isn't using it by firmware setup, and EMMC is the only one that the
firmware is having use PLLC.  Would we be better off just having EMMC
always be on PLLD?  Or, we could special-case EMMC to be the only one to
use PLLC.

PLLD is stable.

PLLH should only be used as a parent by VEC (or HSM, assuming that
drm/vc4 rate-sets PLLH_PIX first, but I don't know of a reason for HSM
to not just be fractionally divided off of PLLD).  If you've got
firmware display in use, it may change rate or be disabled behind
Linux's back, so we don't want anything but Linux-controlled VEC to use
it.  We could special-case VEC to be the only one that had PLLH_AUX as

So, my proposal would be to basically make everything but VEC and maybe
EMMC use your new list, and drop the code in
67615c588a059b731df9d019edc3c561d8006ec9.  That said, if you want to do
this first for PCM and then extend it to the rest of the clock
consumers, I'm fine with that.
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