Re: [PATCH v2 05/18] reset: Add reset_controller_of_init() function

From: Rob Herring
Date: Tue Mar 10 2015 - 17:31:16 EST

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 3:19 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 March 2015 16:28:44 Maxime Coquelin wrote:
>> 2015-03-10 16:00 GMT+01:00 Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>:
>> > On Friday 20 February 2015 19:01:04 Maxime Coquelin wrote:
>> >> Some platforms need to initialize the reset controller before the timers.
>> >>
>> >> This patch introduces a reset_controller_of_init() function that can be
>> >> called before the timers intialization.
>> >>
>> >> Signed-off-by: Maxime Coquelin <mcoquelin.stm32@xxxxxxxxx>
>> >>
>> >
>> > Not sure about this. It seems like the cleanest approach if we get
>> > a lot of these, but then again it is probably very rare, and I'd
>> > like to avoid adding such infrastructure if it's just for one
>> > SoC. Could we add a hack in the machine initialization instead?
>> Sun6i also need to initialize the reset controller early. Today, they
>> hack the machine initialization.
>> With two SoCs having the same need, what should we do?
> Good question, I'd like to hear some other opinions on this first.

2 is still far from the common case.

>> > I think ideally this would be done in the boot loader before we
>> > even start Linux, but I don't know if that's possible for you.
>> From what I understand, the only constraint is to perform it after the
>> clock is enabled.
>> So this should be possible to do it in the bootloader, but it means
>> also adding timers clocks ungating in the bootloader.
> Ungating the timer clock input seems like a reasonable thing to
> do for the bootloader, I think a lot of platforms rely on this
> elsewhere (but enough of them don't, which is why we have the
> early clk init).


If the bootloader is u-boot, then you need a timer anyway.

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