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SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/9] clk: Allow the common clk framework to be selectable
Hi Greg,

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 6:57 AM Greg Ungerer <gerg@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
> On 6/4/20 5:35 pm, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 5:01 AM Stephen Boyd <sboyd@kernel.org> wrote:
> >> Quoting Arnd Bergmann (2020-04-05 05:45:20)
> >>> On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 4:51 AM Stephen Boyd <sboyd@kernel.org> wrote:
> >>>> There's one snag with doing this, and that's making sure that randconfig
> >>>> builds don't select this option when some architecture or platform
> >>>> implements 'struct clk' outside of the common clk framework. Introduce a
> >>>> new config option 'HAVE_LEGACY_CLK' to indicate those platforms that
> >>>> haven't migrated to the common clk framework and therefore shouldn't be
> >>>> allowed to select this new config option. Also add a note that we hope
> >>>> one day to remove this config entirely.

> >>>> --- a/arch/m68k/Kconfig.cpu
> >>>> +++ b/arch/m68k/Kconfig.cpu
> >>>
> >>> text data bss dec hex filename
> >>> 1934726 263616 83284 2281626 22d09a obj/vmlinux-before
> >>> 1971989 266192 83308 2321489 236c51 obj/vmlinux-after
> >>>
> >>> The coldfire clock implementation looks rather simple compared
> >>> to chips from the 2010s: most chips have only fixed clocks,
> >>> and three of them have one of two registers of clock gates.
> >>>
> >>> It shouldn't be hard to convert, but enabling common-clk will
> >>> cause a noticeable kernel size increase on the fairly limited
> >>> hardware.
> >>>
> >>> Simply enabling COMMON_CLK in m5475evb_defconfig
> >>> results in a 1.7% or 40KB growth in kernel size, plus there
> >>> would be additional dynamic memory usage:
> >> There could certainly be some work done to reduce the code size of the
> >> CCF. I haven't looked but perhaps we could save some memory by making
> >> the basic types selectable too and then push a bunch of kconfig updates
> >> through for that.
> >
> > Right, that might help. Another possibility would be to support both
> > the common clk layer and the custom clk implementation on coldfire
> > until we remove the other custom implementations, by which point
> > even fewer people will care about coldfire.
> >
> > Let's see what Geert and Greg think would be the best path for coldfire,
> > maybe the added 40KB is less of a problem after all.
>
> Losing another 40k is not ideal, but not the end of the world.
> It would not stop me running it on any platforms I regularly
> run on. For sure some of the really old hardware just doesn't
> have the RAM to spare.
>
> Any way, I say we have to move forward and and move to using
> the common clock framework for ColdFire sooner than later.

Fine for me.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert


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