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SubjectRe: [RFC v2 4/9] of: add clock providers

On 12/13/2011 11:54 AM, Grant Likely wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 4:29 PM, Jamie Iles <> wrote:
>> Hi Grant,
>> I'm still going through these and trying to digest them but a couple of
>> quick questions/comments.
>> Jamie
>> On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 03:02:04PM -0700, Grant Likely wrote:
>>> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock/clock-bindings.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock/clock-bindings.txt
>>> new file mode 100644
>>> index 0000000..e40c436
>>> --- /dev/null
>>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock/clock-bindings.txt
>>> @@ -0,0 +1,114 @@
>>> +This binding is a work-in-progress, and are based on some experimental
>>> +work by benh[1].
>>> +
>>> +Sources of clock signal can be represented by any node in the device
>>> +tree. Those nodes are designated as clock providers. Clock consumer
>>> +nodes use a phandle and clock specifier pair to connect clock provider
>>> +outputs to clock inputs. Similar to the gpio specifiers, a clock
>>> +specifier is an array of one more more cells identifying the clock
>>> +output on a device. The length of a clock specifier is defined by the
>>> +value of a #clock-cells property in the clock provider node.
>>> +
>>> +[1]
>>> +
>>> +==Clock providers==
>>> +
>>> +Required properties:
>>> +#clock-cells: Number of cells in a clock specifier; typically will be
>>> + set to 1
>> I'm not sure I fully understand what the extra cells actually mean for
>> clocks. I think the first integer is the clock output to use but some
>> of the versatile and highbank ones only have a phandle or is it more
>> implementation defined? The clock-output-names description hints at
>> recommended, so I find this a little confusing, but that could just be
>> me!
> I'm following convention here that has been established with
> interrupts, gpios, and others. Sometimes more information is needed
> that just the clock number. Using #clock-cells gives a clock provider
> the option of having additional fields for clock flags or other data.
> This is very much implementation defined. Simple clock providers that
> only have a single clock output can easily use #clock-cells = <0>.
> Providers with multiple outputs will need to use 1 or more cells.

Aren't you off by 1 here? The minimum cells is 1 to hold the phandle of
the source/parent. Multiple outputs will need a cell size of 2 (typically).


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