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Date:   Sun, 22 Nov 2020 16:16:02 +0100
From:   Krzysztof Kozlowski <>
To:     Sylwester Nawrocki <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5] clk: samsung: Prevent potential endless loop in the
 PLL ops

On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 04:57:31PM +0100, Sylwester Nawrocki wrote:
> The PLL status polling loops in the set_rate callbacks of some PLLs
> have no timeout detection and may become endless loops when something
> goes wrong with the PLL.
> For some PLLs there is already the ktime API based timeout detection,
> but it will not work in all conditions when .set_rate gets called.
> In particular, before the clocksource is initialized or when the
> timekeeping is suspended.
> This patch adds a common helper with the PLL status bit polling and
> timeout detection. For conditions where the timekeeping API should not
> be used a simple readl_relaxed/cpu_relax() busy loop is added with the
> iterations limit derived from measurements of readl_relaxed() execution
> time for various PLL types and Exynos SoCs variants.
> Actual PLL lock time depends on the P divider value, the VCO frequency
> and a constant PLL type specific LOCK_FACTOR and can be calculated as
>  lock_time = Pdiv * LOCK_FACTOR / VCO_freq
> For the ktime API use cases a common timeout value of 20 ms is applied
> for all the PLLs with an assumption that maximum possible value of Pdiv
> is 64, maximum possible LOCK_FACTOR value is 3000 and minimum VCO
> frequency is 24 MHz.
> Signed-off-by: Sylwester Nawrocki <>

Reviewed-by: Krzysztof Kozlowski <>

Best regards,

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