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

git://kernel.ubuntu.com/jk/dt/linux-2.6

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.

Cheers,


Jeremy

--
v4:
* use mutex for enable/disable locking
* DEFINE_CLK -> INIT_CLK, and pass the clk name for mutex init
* struct clk_operations -> struct clk_ops

v3:
* do clock usage refcounting in common code
* provide sample port

v2:
* 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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