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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] clocksource: add device-tree support for PXA timer
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Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org> writes:

>> Good question.
>>
>> Maybe not, I followed the same rationale as in orion-timer, which is :
>> - as this timer is the only possible timer for PXA boards, and because without
>> it the kernel boot will stall (scheduling will be blocked), it's better to
>> panic early that to remain stalled.
>
> There isn't the arm global timer ?
Nope, it's for Cortex-A9 AFAIK, and my poor platform is an old ARMv5 SoC.

>
>> Isn't this a good approach ?
>
> I suppose we can live with that. IMO, the right fix would be in clksrc-of to
> pr_crit a message when an initialization fails. But that means to change all the
> init functions for all drivers which is out of the scope of this patchset.
OK, you convinced me. I'll trade the panic() for a pr_crit(). Good idea, maybe
it will trigger a quest of a white knight for the other drivers :)

Cheers.

--
Robert


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