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Date:   Sun, 29 Oct 2017 02:35:29 +0900
From:   Masahiro Yamada <>
To:     Stephen Boyd <>
Cc:     linux-clk <>,
        Stephen Warren <>,,
        Michael Turquette <>,
        Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        Hans de Goede <>,
        Russell King <>,
        Shawn Guo <>,
        Dong Aisheng <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] clk: move of_clk_get_parent_count() declaration to <linux/__clk.h>

Hi Stephen,

2017-10-13 8:17 GMT+09:00 Stephen Boyd <>:
> On 10/05, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
>> The clock consumer, drivers/video/fbdev/simplefb.c, includes
>> <linux/clk-provider.h> just for calling of_clk_get_parent_count().
>> This is ugly.
>> Looking at simplefb_clocks_get(), of_clk_get_parent_count() seems
>> useful for clock consumers as well as for clock providers.
>> Unfortunately, we do not have a good home for declarations shared
>> between consumers and providers.
>> Create a new header <linux/__clk.h>, and move it over to it.  This
>> header must be included via <linux/clk.h> or <linux/clk-provider.h>
>> (this is why it is prefixed with double-underscore).  Add #error
>> so the build terminates if it is included directly.
>> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <>
>> ---
> How about we add a get_all_the_clks_for_the_device() sort of API
> that uses the bulk clk code but also allocates the array by
> reading the number of clks from DT? Please think of a better name
> of course. We can figure out how to handle non-DT platforms if we
> need to. With clkdev we could probably handle it with some sort
> of lookup table search given a device name. Don't add that part
> until we have a user though. I assume simplefb is all DT
> platforms?

of_reset_control_array_get() is implemented like that.

It gets all the resets specified in DT, and automatically
allocates the array of necessary number of pointers.

clk-bulk and reset-array were implemented in a different way.

> Either way, it looks like what we really want here is a way to
> get every clk for a device and not look at the details.

Yes.  This is helpful for generic drivers.

>  USB has a
> similar case, which I think Shawn Guo/Dong Aisheng was trying to
> add an OF based bulk clk_get() API called of_clk_bulk_get()
> for[1]. If this get all clks API works there too then we should
> use it. If it can be non-DT specific, even better.
> [1]

OK, we can implement it based on Shawn/Dong's work.

My concern is clk-bulk.c still needs to include #<linux/clk-provider.h>,
but it is a bit odd since clk-bulk.c is a helper for clk consumers.

Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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