Re: [PATCH 0/4] clk: si5351: Some fixes

From: Michael Welling
Date: Thu Apr 30 2015 - 18:36:20 EST

On Fri, May 01, 2015 at 12:21:20AM +0200, Sebastian Hesselbarth wrote:
> On 30.04.2015 23:20, Michael Welling wrote:
> >On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:44:07PM +0200, Sebastian Hesselbarth wrote:
> [...]
> >>What I noticed about your clk2 that you always measure as 0 Hz is
> >>that none of your clocks is prepared/enabled.
> >>
> >>Currently, the si5351 driver only ensures the output is enabled
> >>when si5351_clkout_prepare() is called.
> >>
> >>As long as you do not have a clk consumer that properly prepare/enables
> >>the clock output, it may remain disabled.
> >>
> >>We should probably have additional DT properties and corresponding
> >>pdata to force clkoutN always on.
> >
> >Does the silabs,disable-state of 3 (SI5351_DISABLE_NEVER) take care
> >of this?
> That would be the HW version of never disabling the clock output.
> I never really tried the property, does it work as expected?

This did not appear to effect the behavior.

> >Otherwise is there a simple registration that will do this?
> The SW version of such a property would involve CLK_IGNORE_UNUSED
> and enabling all requested clock outputs on probe().
> If above HW property already works, I think it should be enough.
> [...]
> >>>It should be noted that if I program the device's register map in the
> >>>bootloader the device keeps the correct frequency outputs.
> >>
> >>"keeps"? You mean "generates", don't you?
> >>
> >
> >Yes the clocks are generated and do not get effected by the driver.
> IIRC, clk API does check if requested rate and current rate match
> already. If they do, it does not request the same rate again.

So I found that the audio codec that I am driving with clk2 could
register the clock and allowed the clock to be enabled and disabled
by playing audio.

This is when I noticed some strange behavior. The first time I attempt
to play audio the clock does not turn on blocking the audio from playing.
After I interrupt and the clock is disabled for the first time, the
successive clock enables work as expected.

Something tells me that a fault off some kind is occurring on initial

> Sebastian
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