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SubjectRe: [PATCH V3 04/10] clk: imx: Support building SCU clock driver as module
On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 5:16 AM Anson Huang <anson.huang@nxp.com> wrote:
>
> Hi, Arnd
>
>
> > Subject: Re: [PATCH V3 04/10] clk: imx: Support building SCU clock driver as
> > module
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 4:52 PM Anson Huang <anson.huang@nxp.com>
> > wrote:
> > > > Subject: Re: [PATCH V3 04/10] clk: imx: Support building SCU clock
> > > > driver as module On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 2:53 PM Anson Huang
> > <anson.huang@nxp.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Sorry, I misread the patch in multiple ways. First of all, you
> > > > already put clk-scu.o and clk-lpcg-scu.o files into a combined
> > > > loadable module, and I had only looked at clk-scu.c.
> > > >
> > > > What I actually meant here was to link clk-scu.o together with
> > > > clk-imx8qxp.o (and possibly future chip-specific files) into a
> > > > loadable module and drop the export.
> > >
> > > Sorry, could you please advise more details about how to do it in Makefile?
> > > I tried below but it looks like NOT working. multiple definition of
> > module_init() error reported.
> > >
> > > obj-$(CONFIG_MXC_CLK_SCU) := clk-imx.o clk-imx-y += clk-scu.o
> > > clk-lpcg-scu.o
> > > clk-imx-$(CONFIG_CLK_IMX8QXP) += clk-imx8qxp.o clk-imx8qxp-lpcg.o
> >
> > Right, you can't have multiple module_init() in a module, so what I suggested
> > earlier won't work any more as soon as you add a second chip that uses the
> > clk-scu driver, and then you have to use separate modules, or some hack that
> > calls the init functions one at a time, which is probably worse.
> >
> > If it's only imx8qxp, you can do it like this:
> >
> > obj-$(CONFIG_MXC_CLK_SCU) := clk-imx-scu.o clk-imx-lpcg.o
> > clk-imx-scu-y += clk-scu.o clk-imx8qxp.o
> > clk-imx-lpcq-scu-y += clk-lpcg-scu.o clk-imx8qxp-lpcg.o
> >
> > If you already know that the scu driver is going to be used in future chips, then
> > just stay with what you have now, using a separate module per file, exporting
> > the symbols as needed.
> >
>
> Thanks, and yes, I know that scu clk driver will be used for future i.MX8X chips with
> SCU inside, the current i.MX8QXP clock driver can NOT cover all i.MX8X chips, so
> I will stay with the exporting symbols.
>

SCU clock driver is a common driver for all SCU based platforms.
Current i.MX8QXP SCU clock driver will be extended to support all
future SCU based platforms.
So theoretically clk-scu.o and clk-imx8qxp.o can be combined. LPCG is similar.
Maybe you can give a try as Arnd suggested.

Regards
Aisheng

> Thanks,
> Anson

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