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SubjectRe: [PATCH 18/18] arm64: apple: Add initial Mac Mini 2020 (M1) devicetree
Hi Hector,

On Wed, 10 Feb 2021 at 20:49, Hector Martin <marcan@marcan.st> wrote:

> > Yeah, just don't use an imaginary dummy index for the reg. Use a real
> > register offset from a clock controller instance base, and a register
> > bit offset too if needed.
>
> I mean for fixed input clocks without any particular numbering, or for
> temporary fake clocks while we figure out the clock controller. Once a
> real clock controller is involved, if there are hardware indexes
> involved that are consistent then of course I'll use those in some way
> that makes sense.

This exact problem exists for MStar/SigmaStar too.
As it stands there is no documentation to show what the actual clock
tree looks like so everything is guess and I need to come up with numbers.
I'm interested to see what the solution to this is as it will come up again
when mainlining chips without documentation.


> The purpose of the clock in this particular case is just to make the
> uart driver work, since it wants to know its reference clock; there is
> work to be done here to figure out the real clock tree

FWIW arm/boot/dts/mstar-v7.dtsi has the same issue: Needs uart,
has no uart clock. In that instance the uart clock setup by u-boot
is passed to the uart driver as a property instead of creating a fake
clock.

Cheers,

Daniel

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