lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2020]   [Mar]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/7] clocksource: Add Tegra186 timers support
On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 06:23:35PM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
> 20.03.2020 18:04, Thierry Reding пишет:
> > On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 05:39:01PM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
> >> 20.03.2020 16:34, Thierry Reding пишет:
> >>> From: Thierry Reding <treding@nvidia.com>
> >>>
> >>> Currently this only supports a single watchdog, which uses a timer in
> >>> the background for countdown. Eventually the timers could be used for
> >>> various time-keeping tasks, but by default the architected timer will
> >>> already provide that functionality.
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Thierry Reding <treding@nvidia.com>
> >>> ---
> >>> drivers/clocksource/Kconfig | 8 +
> >>> drivers/clocksource/Makefile | 1 +
> >>> drivers/clocksource/timer-tegra186.c | 377 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >>> 3 files changed, 386 insertions(+)
> >>> create mode 100644 drivers/clocksource/timer-tegra186.c
> >> Hello Thierry,
> >>
> >> Shouldn't this driver reside in drivers/watchdog/? Like it's done in a
> >> case of the T30+ driver.
> >
> > The hardware block that this binds to is primarily a time-keeping block
> > that just so happens to also implement a watchdog. Moving this to
> > drivers/watchdog would put us into an odd situation if we ever added
> > code to also implement the time-keeping bits for this hardware.
> >
> > I also think that the way this is done on Tegra30 was a bad choice. The
> > problem is that we now have two drivers (tegra_wdt.c and tegra-timer.c)
> > that both access the same region of memory. This seems to be relatively
> > safe to do on those chips because there's no overlap between the timer
> > and the watchdog interfaces, but on Tegra186 and later the watchdog is
> > actually using one of the timers, so we'd have to be extra careful how
> > to coordinate between the two. It seems much easier to do that by having
> > everything in the same driver and have that register multiple devices in
> > the system.
>
> Sounds like a watchdog on Tegra20, where one of the timer is shared with
> a watchdog function and there are no other free timers. Well, yes, it's
> not nice.
>
> But, will you really ever need an additional clocksource on T186?

I don't know. It's possible that they will become useful at some point.

Thierry
[unhandled content-type:application/pgp-signature]
\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2020-03-23 14:38    [W:0.091 / U:7.004 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site