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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 05/14] clk: qcom: apcs-msm8916: get parent clock names from DT
On 4/25/19 23:29, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> Quoting Jorge Ramirez (2019-04-22 04:44:50)
>> On 2/22/19 19:11, Stephen Boyd wrote:
>>> Quoting Jorge Ramirez-Ortiz (2019-01-28 10:32:52)
>>>> @@ -61,6 +65,25 @@ static int qcom_apcs_msm8916_clk_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
>>>> if (!a53cc)
>>>> return -ENOMEM;
>>>> + /* check if the parent names are present in the device tree */
>>> This looks odd.
>>>> + ret = devm_clk_bulk_get(parent, ARRAY_SIZE(pclks), pclks);
>>>> + if (ret == -EPROBE_DEFER)
>>>> + return ret;
>>> Why can't we use of_clk_parent_fill() if we know this is always a DT
>>> platform? The parent clks may not be registered at the time of probe?
>> yes, and AFAICS the important thing at this point is that the clock is
>> registered hence the handling of defer.
>> I could use of_clk_parent_fill and then - if needed - call
>> devm_clk_bulk_get but I am not sure of the gains of doing it (wouldnt
>> this just make the code more confusing?)
> Yeah of_clk_parent_fill() isn't the best approach. But it at least keeps
> this driver from using clk consumer APIs?

ok will do that then.

>>> Maybe this series should wait for the parent registration stuff I'm
>>> working on so that this can be made simpler.
>> the need for the clock name is not intrinsic to this driver (the driver
>> itself doesnt use these names) but it just feeds these to the framework.
>> I was looking into your parent registration code and I am not sure how
>> can I use it in this particular driver other than simply removing the
>> names and hoping that things are handled properly at the lower
>> levels.... could you clarify please?
> I think so. I've forgotten the context of this patch, but the general
> idea would be to specify the parents with clock-names or DT index in the
> DT node for the clks registered here and not use of_clk_parent_fill() or
> do any sort of devm_clk_bulk_get() calls. Then the framework will take
> care of finding the parents for the clks and hooking things up properly
> for the parent-child relationship.

ok will try that. thanks for confirming!

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