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    Subject[RFC,PATCH 0/2] Common struct clk implementation, v4
    Hi all,

    These patches are an attempt to allow platforms to share clock code. At
    present, the definitions of 'struct clk' are local to platform code,
    which makes allocating and initialising cross-platform clock sources
    difficult, and makes it impossible to compile a single image containing
    support for two ARM platforms with different struct clks.

    The two patches are for the architecture-independent kernel code,
    introducing the common clk infrastructure. The changelog for the first
    patch includes details about the new clock definitions.

    As requested by rmk, I've put together a small series of patches
    illustrating the usage of the common struct clock on the ARM imx51
    platform. These are available in my git tree:


    in the clk-common-mx51 branch (clk-common..clk-common-mx51).

    The approach I've taken with the imx51 port is to temporarly duplicate
    the platform-common clock code (ie, for all mxc-based boards) to enable
    usage of the common struct clk on one machine (imx51), while leaving the
    others as-is. For a proper platform-wide usage of the common struct clk,
    we'd be better off doing the whole platform at once. However, mx51 is
    the only mxc-based HW I have, hence the duplicated example port.

    In the example port, the first change simply converts the mxc's struct
    clk to a struct clk_mxc, using the new API. The subsequent patches move
    certain clocks to more specific data structures (eg clk_fixed and
    clk_pll) where possible.

    Ben Herrenschmidt is looking at using common struct clk code for powerpc
    too, hence the kernel-wide approach.

    Comments most welcome.



    * use mutex for enable/disable locking
    * DEFINE_CLK -> INIT_CLK, and pass the clk name for mutex init
    * struct clk_operations -> struct clk_ops

    * do clock usage refcounting in common code
    * provide sample port

    * no longer ARM-specific
    * use clk_operations

    Jeremy Kerr (2):
    Add a common struct clk
    clk: Generic support for fixed-rate clocks

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