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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 7/7] RFC: drm/panfrost: devfreq: Add support for 2 regulators
Looping back on this, after digging a bit deeper...

On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 9:38 AM Nick Fan (范哲維) <Nick.Fan@mediatek.com> wrote:
> [snip]
> > > Another thing that I'm not implementing is the dance that Mediatek
> > > does in their kbase driver when changing the clock (described in
> > > patch
> > > 2/7):
> > > ""
> > > The binding we use with out-of-tree Mali drivers includes more
> > > clocks, this is used for devfreq: the out-of-tree driver switches
> > > clk_mux to clk_sub_parent (26Mhz), adjusts clk_main_parent, then
> > > switches clk_mux back to clk_main_parent:
> > > (see
> > > https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromiumos/third_party/kernel/+/ch
> > > romeos-4.19/drivers/gpu/arm/midgard/platform/mediatek/mali_kbase_run
> > > time_pm.c#423)
> > > clocks =
> > > <&topckgen CLK_TOP_MFGPLL_CK>,
> > > <&topckgen CLK_TOP_MUX_MFG>,
> > > <&clk26m>,
> > > <&mfgcfg CLK_MFG_BG3D>;
> > > clock-names =
> > > "clk_main_parent",
> > > "clk_mux",
> > > "clk_sub_parent",
> > > "subsys_mfg_cg";
> > > ""
> > > Is there a clean/simple way to implement this in the clock
> > > framework/device tree? Or should we implement something in the
> > > panfrost driver?
> >
> > Putting parent clocks into 'clocks' for a device is a pretty common
> > abuse. The 'assigned-clocks' binding is what's used for parent clock
> > setup. Not sure that's going to help here though. Is this dance
> > because the parent clock frequency can't be changed cleanly?
>
> Nick/Weiyi, any idea why we do that dance in the first place? (maybe the PLL clock is unstable while it's being changed?)
>
> Clock source may become unstable during clock frequency changes, so it is always safer to switch to a more reliable clock source.
> Otherwise, it may cause some problem in some corner case.
> I would suggest to keep it.

The Mediatek CPUfreq driver actually does a very similar dance:
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/master/drivers/cpufreq/mediatek-cpufreq.c#L249

What they have in the device tree is the main clock, and the
"intermediate" clock that is required during switching:
clocks = <&mcucfg CLK_MCU_MP0_SEL>, <&topckgen CLK_TOP_ARMPLL_DIV_PLL1>;
clock-names = "cpu", "intermediate";

The topology looks like this:
clk26m 15 15 1 26000000
0 0 50000
armpll_ll 1 1 0 1417000000
0 0 50000
mcu_mp0_sel 0 0 0 1417000000
0 0 50000

And device tree provides mcu_mp0_sel as "cpu", and the armpll_div_pll1
as "intermediate".

The driver looks up armpll_ll by calling get_parent, then:
- set_parent(mcu_mp0_sel, armpll_div_pll1)
- set_rate(armpll_ll, new_rate)
- set_parent(mcu_mp0_sel, armpll_ll)

On MT8183's GPU, the topology is a little bit more complicated (but I
think there should be a way to merge mfg_bg3d an mfg_sel in the clock
core)
clk26m 15 15 1 26000000
0 0 50000
mfgpll 1 1 0 419999817
0 0 50000
mfgpll_ck 2 2 0 419999817
0 0 50000
mfg_sel 3 3 0 419999817
0 0 50000
mfg_bg3d 1 1 0 419999817
0 0 50000

We're going to need a special panfrost devfreq driver for mt8183
anyway (to handle the 2 regulators), so it would be easy to take a
similar approach:
- Add "intermediate" clock in the device tree (clk26m)
- Find mfg_sel/mfgpll_ck using 1/2 clk_get_parent calls.
- Switch mfg_sel to clk26m, set mfgpll_ck rate, switch mfg_sel back
to mfgpll_ck.

(BTW, I tried to look, and couldn't find examples or reparenting
during clock changes in drivers/clk, are there existing drivers doing
similar things? Or this would be new?).

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