Re: [PATCH RFC RFT 3/3] clk: introduce CLK_ENABLE_HAND_OFF flag

From: Lee Jones
Date: Tue Aug 11 2015 - 14:20:24 EST

On Tue, 11 Aug 2015, Michael Turquette wrote:

> Quoting Maxime Coquelin (2015-08-11 03:02:23)
> > Hi Mike,
> >
> > On 08/11/2015 10:43 AM, Lee Jones wrote:
> > > On Mon, 10 Aug 2015, Michael Turquette wrote:
> > >
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> ST's driver is an unfortunate case. All of the clock data was shoved
> > >> into DT before we had a clue that doing so is a terrible idea.
> >
> > I tend to agree, and wouldn't do it this way if we could rewrite the
> > history.
> > But now, we have to support it.
> >
> > How can we pass CLK_ENABLE_HAND_OFF flag to a specific clock on STi
> > platform?
> >
> > Could we imagine having a kind of "clocks-enable-hand-off" property we
> > could use in our clock controller DT node?
> Maxime,
> Yes. I'm sure that the ST binding isn't the only one that needs
> something like this. Furthermore I am sure that there are interesting
> users like the FPGA people that would love to dynamically set this flag
> from DT based on their hardware description.
> So the question is, what does it look like? We've already discussed
> doing a clk-conf.c approach, but that is really meant for consumers of a
> clock to set their default parameters. I don't think that is the right
> way here.
> Probably we should list the hand-off clocks directly in the
> clock-provider node itself. We can design it as a list (for
> clock-controller nodes that expose multiple clocks). In practice for the
> st,flexgen binding it will always be a list with one element in it.
> In my email to Lee a few minutes ago I asked if ST actually needs to
> turn on gated clocks, or if the goal is to prevent already-on clocks
> (enabled by default out of reset, or bootloader) from being gated? I
> guess that the goal is the latter since we've been discussing "critical"
> clocks that will crash the system if disabled.

The latter is correct. Clocks are on at boot-up.

Lee Jones
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