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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 4/6] clk: hi6220: Clock driver support for Hisilicon hi6220 SoC
在 2015/4/13 23:34, Arnd Bergmann 写道:
> On Monday 13 April 2015 21:57:46 Bintian wrote:
>> Hello Arnd,
>>
>> Thanks for your code review.
>>
>> On 2015/4/13 21:30, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>>> On Monday 13 April 2015 17:17:38 Bintian Wang wrote:
>>>> +#define HI6220_CFG_CSI2PHY 8
>>>> +#define HI6220_ISP_SCLK_GATE 9
>>>> +#define HI6220_ISP_SCLK_GATE1 10
>>>> +#define HI6220_ADE_CORE_GATE 11
>>>> +#define HI6220_CODEC_VPU_GATE 12
>>>> +#define HI6220_MED_SYSPLL 13
>>>> +
>>>> +/* mux clocks */
>>>> +#define HI6220_1440_1200 20
>>>> +#define HI6220_1000_1200 21
>>>> +#define HI6220_1000_1440 22
>>>> +
>>>> +/* divider clocks */
>>>> +#define HI6220_CODEC_JPEG 30
>>>> +#define HI6220_ISP_SCLK_SRC 31
>>>> +#define HI6220_ISP_SCLK1 32
>>>>
>>>
>>> The numbers seem rather arbitrary, and you have both holes as well as duplicate
>>> numbers here. I would suggest you do one of two things instead:
>
>> I just worry about some special clocks may be added later so keep some
>> holes for them;
>>
>> The duplicate numbers means clocks belong to different system control
>> domains.
>
> I don't understand. How would there be additional clocks added later?
> Wouldn't that be a new chip?

There are some clocks not used in linux system. e.g, some clocks are
used in base band processor. So, some numbers are not defined here.

> If you have separate system control domains, doesn't that mean that you
> also have separate DT bindings?
>
>>> a) have a separate header file per clock driver and make all the
>>> numbers unique and consecutive within that header
>>>
>>> b) use the same numbers as the hardware registers so you can put the
>>> numbers directly into the dts and don't need a header to create
>>> an artificial ABI between the clock driver and the boot loader.
>> This header file will be used by device tree (I like using the clock
>> name instead "magic number" in dts :) )
>
> That's not how it works though: The dts file is the place to define
> the hardware numbers, we do that for all sorts of numbers: interrupts,
> gpios, register ranges etc are all defined in dts to avoid putting
> magic numbers in external header files.
>
> There are some cases where it gets too ugly for clock controllers
> that are highly irregular, but yours doesn't seem to be that kind.
>
> E.g. all the fixed rate clocks should just be separate device nodes,
> which lets you remove the binding for that node.
>
>> so how about keep them in one header file and let dts just include
>> one header file (not four files), but remove the holes?
>
> The header files constantly cause problems with merge dependencies,
> and we have some other companies that keep releasing new chips
> that each time require a new header file. If hisilicon plans to make
> more chips like this one, please consider coming up with more
> generic bindings to avoid this.
>
> Arnd
>
> .
>




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