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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/2] clk/zynq/clkc: Add 'fclk-enable' feature
On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 10:13:28PM +0100, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> Hi Soren,
>
> On Thursday 10 of October 2013 10:10:17 Soren Brinkmann wrote:
> > In some use cases Zynq's FPGA clocks are used as static clock
> > generators for IP in the FPGA part of the SOC for which no Linux driver
> > exists and would control those clocks. To avoid automatic
> > gating of these clocks in such cases a new property - fclk-enable - is
> > added to the clock controller's DT description to accomodate such use
> > cases. It's value is a bitmask, where a set bit results in enabling
> > the corresponding FCLK through the clkc.
> >
> > FPGA clocks are handled following the rules below:
> >
> > If an FCLK is not enabled by bootloaders, that FCLK will be disabled in
> > Linux. Drivers can enable and control it through the CCF as usual.
> >
> > If an FCLK is enabled by bootloaders AND the corresponding bit in the
> > 'fclk-enable' DT property is set, that FCLK will be enabled by the clkc,
> > resulting in an off by one reference count for that clock. Ensuring it
> > will always be running.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Soren Brinkmann <soren.brinkmann@xilinx.com>
> > ---
> > v2:
> > - change default value for fclk-enable to '0'
> > ---
> > Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock/zynq-7000.txt | 4 ++++
> > drivers/clk/zynq/clkc.c | 18
> > +++++++++++++++--- 2 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock/zynq-7000.txt
> > b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock/zynq-7000.txt index
> > d99af878f5d7..11fdd146ec83 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock/zynq-7000.txt
> > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock/zynq-7000.txt
> > @@ -22,6 +22,10 @@ Required properties:
> > Optional properties:
> > - clocks : as described in the clock bindings
> > - clock-names : as described in the clock bindings
> > + - fclk-enable : Bit mask to enable FCLKs in cases no proper CCF
>
> Since it's a vendor specific property, it should include vendor prefix.
The whole driver is vendor specific. Should there really be another
prefix for that property?

>
> Also CCF is a Linux-specific implementation detail, which DT bindings
> should not be involved into. If you really need to implement this using
> this way, then at least property description should say something like
> this:
>
> xlnx,fclk-enable : Bit mask of bits of fclk enable register that must
> be statically enabled at boot-up time.
Fair enough. I'll change the description

>
> However, I wonder why you can't simply define an FPGA block using a single
> node, which would be a consumer to all the fclk clocks you need to enable
> and then make a driver for it that would simply enable all clocks
> specified in clocks property.
Well, then we'd have a dummy driver that wouldn't fit into any subsystem
and wouldn't do anything but enabling clocks. Seems much easier to
handle it in this driver. Especially, since I hope that this is just a
workaround and that the majority of use cases involves drivers for their
soft-IP that simply uses the CCF.

Sören


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