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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] Add a generic struct clk
On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 10:52:53AM -0700, Colin Cross wrote:
> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Richard Zhao <linuxzsc@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 04:12:24PM -0700, Colin Cross wrote:
> >> On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 12:27 AM, Jeremy Kerr <jeremy.kerr@canonical.com> wrote:
> >> > [This series was originally titled 'Add a common struct clk', but
> >> > the goals have changed since that first set of patches. We're now aiming
> >> > for a more complete generic clock infrastructure, rather than just
> >> > abstracting struct clk]
> >> >
> >> > [This series still needs work, see the TODO section below]
> >> >
> >> > [Totally RFC at the moment]
> >> >
> >> > 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 three 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.
> >> >
> >> > The second patch implements clk_set_rate, and in doing so adds
> >> > functionality to walk the clock tree in both directions.
> >> >
> >> > clk_set_parent is left unimplemented, see TODO below for why.
> >> >
> >> > The third and fourth patches provide some basic clocks (fixed-rate and
> >> > gated), mostly to serve as an example of the hardware implementation.
> >> > I'm intending to later provide similar base clocks for mux and divider
> >> > hardware clocks.
> >> >
> >> > Many thanks to the following for their input:
> >> >  * Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
> >> >  * Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> >> >  * Ben Dooks <ben-linux@fluff.org>
> >> >  * Baruch Siach <baruch@tkos.co.il>
> >> >  * Russell King <linux@arm.linux.org.uk>
> >> >  * Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>
> >> >  * Lorenzo Pieralisi <Lorenzo.Pieralisi@arm.com>
> >> >  * Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
> >> >  * Sascha Hauer <s.hauer@pengutronix.de>
> >> >  * Ryan Mallon <ryan@bluewatersys.com>
> >> >  * Colin Cross <ccross@google.com>
> >> >  * Jassi Brar <jassisinghbrar@gmail.com>
> >> >  * Saravana Kannan <skannan@codeaurora.org>
> >>
> >> I have a similar set of patches I was working on that handles a little
> >> more of the common code than these.  I can post them if you want, but
> >> for now I'll just point out where I had different ideas, and not muddy
> >> the waters with conflicting patches.
> >>
> >> > TODO:
> >> >
> >> >  * Need to figure out the locking around clk_set_parent. Changing the in-kernel
> >> >   clock topology requires acquiring both the mutex (to prevent against races
> >> >   with clk_prepare, which may propagate to the parent clock) and the spinlock
> >> >   (to prevent the same race with clk_enable).
> >> >
> >> >   However, we should also be changing the hardware clock topology in sync with
> >> >   the in-kernel clock topology, which would imply that both locks *also* need
> >> >   to be held while updating the parent in the hardware (ie, in
> >> >   clk_hw_ops->set_parent) too.  However, I believe some platform clock
> >> >   implementations may require this callback to be able to sleep. Comments?
> >>
> >> This sequence is the best I could come up with without adding a
> >> temporary 2nd parent:
> >> 1. lock prepare mutex
> > Maybe tell child clocks "I'm going to change clock rate, please stop work if needed"
> >> 2. call prepare on the new parent if prepare_count > 0
> >> 3. lock the enable spinlock
> >> 4. call enable on the new parent if enable_count > 0
> >> 5. change the parent pointer to the new parent
> >> 6. unlock the spinlock
> >> 7. call the set_parent callback
> > Why do it need to sleep if it only set some hw registers?
>
> Most implementations don't, and I would be fine with saying
> clk_set_parent sleeps, but the set_parent op does not, but that
> prevents clock chips on sleeping busses like i2c.
So it worth to involve a flag here, which says hw_ops may sleep. At least for
on-SoC clocks, we don't need to take risk.
>
> >> 8. lock the enable spinlock
> >> 9. call disable on the old parent iff you called enable on the new
> >> parent (enable_count may have changed)
> >> 10. unlock the enable spinlock
> >> 11. call unprepare on the old parent if prepare_count
> > propagate rate here and also tell child clocks "rate changed already, change your
> > parameters and go on to work".
>
> Yes, propagate rate is needed.
>
> >> 12. unlock prepare mutex
> >>
> >> The only possible problem I see is that if a clock starts disabled at
> >> step 1., and clk_enable is called on it between steps 6 and 7,
> >> clk_enable will return having enabled the new parent, but the clock is
> >> still running off the old parent.  As soon as the clock gets switched
> >> to the new parent, the clock will be properly enabled.  I don't see
> >> this as a huge problem - calling clk_set_parent on a clock while it is
> >> enabled may not even work without causing glitches on some platforms.
> > some do be glitch free, especially for cpu clock parents.
> >>
> >> I guess the only way around it would be to store a temporary
> >> "new_parent" pointer between steps 5 and 9, and have
> >> clk_enable/disable operate on both the current parent and the new
> >> parent.  They would also need to refcount the extra enables separately
> >> to undo on the old parent.
> >>
> >> >  * tglx and I have been discussing different ways of passing clock information
> >> >   to the clock hardware implementation. I'm proposing providing a base 'struct
> >> >   clk_hw', which implementations subclass by wrapping in their own structure
> >> >   (or one of a set of simple 'library' structures, like clk_hw_mux or
> >> >   clk_hw_gate).  The clk_hw base is passed as the first argument to all
> >> >   clk_hw_ops callbacks.
> >> >
> >> >   tglx's plan is to create a separate struct clk_hwdata, which contains a
> >> >   union of base data structures for common clocks: div, mux, gate, etc. The
> >> >   ops callbacks are passed a clk_hw, plus a clk_hwdata, and most of the base
> >> >   hwdata fields are handled within the core clock code. This means less
> >> >   encapsulation of clock implementation logic, but more coverage of
> >> >   clock basics through the core code.
> >>
> >> I don't think they should be a union, I think there should be 3
> >> separate private datas, and three sets of clock ops, for the three
> >> different types of clock blocks: rate changers (dividers and plls),
> >> muxes, and gates.  These blocks are very often combined - a device
> >> clock often has a mux and a divider, and clk_set_parent and
> >> clk_set_rate on the same struct clk both need to work.
> >>
> >> >   tglx, could you send some details about your approach? I'm aiming to refine
> >> >   this series with the good bits from each technique.
> >> >
> >> >  * The clock registration code probably needs work. This is the domain
> >> >   of the platform/board maintainers, any wishes here?
> > When clock init, data in struct clk may not be synced with hw registers. After
> > enabled minimal needed clk (cpu, core bus etc), we need sync the whole tree,
> > disable zero enable_count clocks, set correct .rate ... . The sync function
> > is also common code, right? but not have to be called all times I think.
>
> I believe each clock is synced with its hardware during clk_register
> by calling the recalc_rate and get_parent callbacks.
so how to sync gate bits? Let subarch to set registers directly or clk_enable and
clk_disable to make sure clk is disabled? Neither way is good I think.

Thanks
Richard
>
> > Thanks
> > Richard
> >> >
> >> > Cheers,
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Jeremy
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> >
> >> > ---
> >> > Jeremy Kerr (4):
> >> >      clk: Add a generic clock infrastructure
> >> >      clk: Implement clk_set_rate
> >> >      clk: Add fixed-rate clock
> >> >      clk: Add simple gated clock
> >> >
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