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Date:   Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:21:22 +0800
From:   Dong Aisheng <dongas86@...il.com>
To:     Leonard Crestez <leonard.crestez@....com>
Cc:     Dong Aisheng <aisheng.dong@....com>, linux-clk@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
        kernel@...gutronix.de, broonie@...nel.org, yibin.gong@....com,
        rjw@...ysocki.net, viresh.kumar@...aro.org,
        mturquette@...libre.com, sboyd@...eaurora.org, shawnguo@...nel.org,
        fabio.estevam@....com, anson.huang@....com, ping.bai@....com,
        octavian.purdila@....com
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 3/3] cpufreq: imx6q: refine clk operations

On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 08:48:28PM +0300, Leonard Crestez wrote:
> On Wed, 2017-04-12 at 12:03 +0800, Dong Aisheng wrote:
> > +static int num_clks;
> > +static struct clk_bulk_data clks[] = {
> > +	{ .id = "arm" },
> > +	{ .id = "pll1_sys" },
> > +	{ .id = "step" },
> > +	{ .id = "pll1_sw" },
> > +	{ .id = "pll2_pfd2_396m" },
> > +	{ .id = "pll2_bus" },
> > +	{ .id = "secondary_sel" },
> > +};
> 
> The .id is only required for initialization, it seems strange to keep
> it around runtime data.

Well, this is mainly referencing how regulator bulk does the job.

> It might be better for this API to work with an
> array of clk* and separate array of names (or clk_bulk_init_data if we
> need flags). Variable references would be shorter and it would allow
> more data to be const.

It also has side effect that we then need one more param for each API.
Is that worth?

> > -put_clk:
> > -	if (!IS_ERR(arm_clk))
> > -		clk_put(arm_clk);
> > -	if (!IS_ERR(pll1_sys_clk))
> > -		clk_put(pll1_sys_clk);
> > -	if (!IS_ERR(pll1_sw_clk))
> > -		clk_put(pll1_sw_clk);
> > -	if (!IS_ERR(step_clk))
> > -		clk_put(step_clk);
> > -	if (!IS_ERR(pll2_pfd2_396m_clk))
> > -		clk_put(pll2_pfd2_396m_clk);
> > -	if (!IS_ERR(pll2_bus_clk))
> > -		clk_put(pll2_bus_clk);
> > -	if (!IS_ERR(secondary_sel_clk))
> > -		clk_put(secondary_sel_clk);
> > +
> > +	clk_bulk_put(num_clks, clks);
> > +put_node:
> >  	of_node_put(np);
> > +
> >  	return ret;
> >  }
> 
> 
> My subjective opinion is that a better way to clean this up would be to
> have a single imx6q_cpufreq_clean function that takes all resources and
> does stuff like:
> 
> if (!IS_ERR(clk)) clk_put(clk);
> clk = NULL;
> 
> That function can be called from both _remove and failed _probe without
> having to keep track of which resources have been allocated until then.
> Just free and NULL all clocks/regulators and simplify control flow.
> 

I once thought of that way.

Now i'd like to remove them rather than form them into a function
which can't permanently fix the issue.

But, if Maintainers dislike it, we could do that.

Regards
Dong Aisheng

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