Re: [RFC PATCH v2 01/17] OPP: Allow to request stub voltage regulators
From: Dmitry Osipenko
Date: Sun Oct 28 2018 - 08:58:58 EST
On 10/26/18 6:37 PM, Lucas Stach wrote:
> Am Freitag, den 26.10.2018, 15:03 +0300 schrieb Dmitry Osipenko:
>>> On the other hand, the tegra20 cpufreq driver is common across a lot of boards.
>>> What will happen if the DT for some of the boards isn't correct and missed the
>>> necessary regulator node ?
>> AFAIK, there is assumption that bootloader should setup regulators in
>> a way that kernel could work properly at max clock rates. Otherwise
>> things won't work.
> This isn't true. The assumption is that the bootloader sets up the
> regulators such that stable operation at the CPU speed used by the
> bootloader is guaranteed.
> Often the bootloader doesn't know about specific SKUs, so drives things
> at a rate/voltage that is safe across all SKUs , in which case the
> bootloader is totally unaware of the voltage needed to run the CPU at
> highest possible clock frequency.
>  http://git.denx.de/?p=u-boot.git;a=commit;h=2364e151e432b4ccf32dc9e6147121253d4ff86d
Oh, okay. Thank you for pointing at , though the assumption is true for T20.
I agree that it's better not to rely on configuration left from bootloader in general.