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SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH v4] clk/axs10x: Add I2S PLL clock driver
Hi Vineet,

On 18-04-2016 12:49, Vineet Gupta wrote:
> On Monday 18 April 2016 04:00 PM, Jose Abreu wrote:
>>>> + if (readl((void *)FPGA_VER_INFO) <= FPGA_VER_27M) {
>>>> Please don't readl directly from addresses. I think I mentioned
>>>> that before and didn't get back to you when you replied asking
>>>> for other solutions. I still think a proper DT is in order
>>>> instead of doing this check for ref_clk.
>> I think that the DT approach would be better but I also think that using two DT
>> files with only one change between them is not viable. I can see some alternatives:
>> 1) Pass the region of FPGA version in reg field of DT so that writel is not
>> directly used;
>> 2) Create a dummy parent clock driver that reads from FPGA version register
>> and returns the rate;
>> 3) Last resort: Use two DT files for each FPGA version.
>> @Vineet, @Alexey: Can you give some suggestions?
>> Some background:
>> We are expecting a new firmware release for the AXS board that will change the
>> reference clock value of the I2S PLL from 27MHz to 28.224MHz. Due to this change
>> the dividers of this PLL will change. Right now I am directly reading from the
>> FPGA version register but Stephen suggested to use a DT approach so that this
>> rate is declared as parent clock. This would be a good solution but would
>> require the usage of two different DT files (one for the current firmware and
>> another for the new firmware), which I think is not ideal. What is your opinion?
>> Some other solutions are listed above.
> Consider this my ignorance of clk drivers, what exactly is the problem with that
> readl() for FPGA ver. Having 2 versions of DT is annoyance for sure, but the
> bigger headache is that it still won't help cases of users mixing and matching
> boards and DT. IMO this runtime check is pretty nice and will support both types
> of boards with exact same code/DT !
> FWIW, both solutions #1 and #3 seem to imply a different DT - no ?

Solution 1 only requires that the FPGA version register is declared in the DT,
something like this:
i2s_clock@100a0 {
compatible = "snps,axs10x-i2s-pll-clock";
reg = <0x100a0 0x10 0x11230 0x04>;
#clock-cells = <0>;

And then the region is io-remapped. This solution would discard the direct readl
from the address and would still be compatible with the different firmwares
using the same DT.

Solution 3 is the alternative that Stephen suggested which requires two
different DT's.

> And I really don't see how #2 makes things more elegant/abstracted w.r.t clk
> framework ?

Yes, solution 2 is more of a workaround and is not the best by far.

> So I prefer what you had before.
> -Vineet

@Stephen: can you give some input so that I can submit a v6?

Best regards,
Jose Miguel Abreu

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