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Date:	Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:52:21 +0000
From:	"Kweh, Hock Leong" <>
To:	Giuseppe CAVALLARO <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	"" <>
CC:	Vince Bridgers <>,
	Chen-Yu Tsai <>,
	"" <>,
	LKML <>,
	"Ong, Boon Leong" <>,
	Tobias Klausmann <>
Subject: RE: [PATCH] net: stmmac: fix stmmac_pci_probe failed when
 CONFIG_HAVE_CLK is selected

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Giuseppe CAVALLARO []
> Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:50 PM
> On 9/18/2014 2:34 PM, Kweh Hock Leong wrote:
> > From: "Kweh, Hock Leong" <>
> Hmm I am not sure this is the right fix. The driver has to fail if the main clock is
> not found. Indeed dev_warn has to be changed in dev_err.
> Take a look at Documentation/networking/stmmac.txt but I will post some
> patch to improve the documentation adding further detail for clocks too.
> The the logic behind the code is that the CSR clock will be set at runtime if in
> case of priv->plat->clk_csr ==0 or it will be forced to a fixed value if passed
> from the platform instead of.
> IIRC This was required on some platforms time ago.
> For sure the driver is designed to fail in case of no main clock is found.
> Peppe

Hi Peppe,

I understand your point from the code below (at file stmmac_main.c line 2784):

/* If a specific clk_csr value is passed from the platform
  * this means that the CSR Clock Range selection cannot be
  * changed at run-time and it is fixed. Viceversa the driver'll try to
  * set the MDC clock dynamically according to the csr actual
  * clock input.
if (!priv->plat->clk_csr)
        priv->clk_csr = priv->plat->clk_csr;

I did search through the whole stmmac_main.c file and found that only stmmac_clk_csr_set()
function is leveraging the priv->stmmac_clk params for it calculation. By the logic point of
view, I do not need priv->stmmac_clk when I got priv->plat->clk_csr. With this thinking,
I propose this fix as when the probe get priv->plat->clk_csr, it shouldn't fail if priv->stmmac_clk
has the error value.


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