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Date:	Thu, 22 May 2014 14:01:24 +0200
From:	Tomasz Figa <t.figa@...sung.com>
To:	Tushar Behera <tushar.behera@...aro.org>
Cc:	linux-samsung-soc <linux-samsung-soc@...r.kernel.org>,
	lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	devicetree <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" 
	<linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
	Mike Turquette <mturquette@...aro.org>,
	Kukjin Kim <kgene.kim@...sung.com>,
	Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>,
	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
	Marek Szyprowski <m.szyprowski@...sung.com>,
	Pankaj Dubey <pankaj.dubey@...sung.com>,
	Rahul Sharma <rahul.sharma@...sung.com>,
	Mark Brown <broonie@...nel.org>,
	Tomasz Figa <tomasz.figa@...il.com>,
	Sylwester Nawrocki <s.nawrocki@...sung.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] clk: samsung: Add driver to control CLKOUT line on
 Exynos SoCs

On 22.05.2014 13:44, Tushar Behera wrote:
> On 22 May 2014 16:04, Tomasz Figa <t.figa@...sung.com> wrote:
>> On 22.05.2014 07:13, Tushar Behera wrote:
>>> On 05/20/2014 10:13 PM, Tomasz Figa wrote:
>>>> This patch introduces a driver that handles configuration of CLKOUT pin
>>>> of Exynos SoCs that can be used to output certain clocks from inside of
>>>> the SoC to a dedicated output pin.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Tomasz Figa <t.figa@...sung.com>
>>>> ---
>>>>  .../devicetree/bindings/arm/samsung/pmu.txt        |  30 ++++
>>>>  drivers/clk/samsung/Makefile                       |   1 +
>>>>  drivers/clk/samsung/clk-exynos-clkout.c            | 153 +++++++++++++++++++++
>>>>  3 files changed, 184 insertions(+)
>>>>  create mode 100644 drivers/clk/samsung/clk-exynos-clkout.c
>>>>
>>>
>>> [ ... ]
>>>
>>>> +    clkout->clk_table[0] = clk_register_composite(NULL, "clkout",
>>>> +                            parent_names, parent_count, &clkout->mux.hw,
>>>> +                            &clk_mux_ops, NULL, NULL, &clkout->gate.hw,
>>>> +                            &clk_gate_ops, CLK_SET_RATE_PARENT
>>>> +                            | CLK_SET_RATE_NO_REPARENT);
>>>
>>> Would you please remove CLK_SET_RATE_NO_REPARENT flag from here? Let me
>>> know if you have reservations against this.
>>
>> The problem with clock reparenting is that there are certain parent
>> clocks of CLKOUT, rate of which changes at runtime, e.g. clocks derived
>> from APLL or bus clocks, which can be reconfigured by cpufreq or devfreq.
>>
> 
> +CC: Sylwester Nawrocki
> 
> Okay. But in cases where there is only 1 valid parent clock provided
> through DT (at the moment for Exynos5250/Exynos5420), would it be safe
> to set that clock as the parent of CLKOUT?

This is not something to rely on. I have simply omitted remaining CLKOUT
parents on Exynos 5 SoCs, as I don't have any board with them on which I
could test this. Eventually they will be added.

> Otherwise, this clock is
> not usable ATM.

On many boards it is already configured properly by the bootloader.
Although I don't see any reason why you couldn't reparent it in
(board-specific) sound card driver right now.

> 
>>>
>>> With RFC patches, I am able to do a clk_set_rate() on this clock to
>>> get a 24MHz output to the codec clock. With this flag set, I again have
>>> to rely on the default value set to this register in bootloader.
>>>
>>
>> This problem should be handled by initializing clocks from DT. I'm not
>> sure why it hasn't been implemented yet...
> 
> I would be happy to get it done that way. I can see a patch from
> Sylwester regarding this, but there hasn't been a conclusion as of
> yet.
> 
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/4/9/173

Have you mentioned your use case there? It might indicate that this is
indeed an important problem and that too much bikeshedding doesn't
really make us closer to the solution.

Best regards,
Tomasz
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