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SubjectRE: [PATCH v2 1/4] ARM: OMAP2+: dpll: round rate to closest value

On Fri, 25 Jan 2013, Mohammed, Afzal wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 13:48:11, Paul Walmsley wrote:
> > On Wed, 23 Jan 2013, Afzal Mohammed wrote:
> > > Currently round rate function would return proper rate iff requested
> > > rate exactly matches the PLL lockable rate. This causes set_rate to
> > > fail if exact rate could not be set. Instead round rate may return
> > > closest rate possible (less than the requested). And if any user is
> > > badly in need of exact rate, then return value of round rate could
> > > be used to decide whether to invoke set rate or not.
> > >
> > > Modify round rate so that it return closest possible rate.
> >
> > This doesn't look like the right approach to me. For some PLLs, an exact
> > rate is desired.
> If exact rate is required, there is a way to achieve it as mentioned
> in the commit message, i.e. by first invoking round rate over reqd. rate
> and if it doesn't match, bail out w/o invoking set_rate.
> And it seems requirement of CCF w.r.t to round rate is to return closest
> possible rate.

Hmm. Maybe I need to take a closer look. I'm a little worried that,
since __clk_round_rate() can be called from omap3_noncore_dpll_set_rate(),
we might wind up with inconsistent behavior. Effectively we'd need to
mandate that clk_round_rate() would have to be called first for any DPLL
where we'd expect to set an exact rate.

- Paul

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