Re: [PATCH V4 2/5] clocksource/drivers/sysctr: Add clock-frequency property
From: Rob Herring
Date: Tue Jul 09 2019 - 16:31:09 EST
On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 3:47 AM <Anson.Huang@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: Anson Huang <Anson.Huang@xxxxxxx>
'dt-bindings: timer: ...' for the subject.
> Systems which use platform driver model for clock driver require the
> clock frequency to be supplied via device tree when system counter
> driver is enabled.
This is a DT binding. What's a platform driver?
> This is necessary as in the platform driver model the of_clk operations
> do not work correctly because system counter driver is initialized in
> early phase of system boot up, and clock driver using platform driver
> model is NOT ready at that time, it will cause system counter driver
> initialization failed.
> Add clock-frequency property to the device tree bindings of the NXP
> system counter, so the driver can tell timer-of driver to get clock
> frequency from DT directly instead of doing of_clk operations via
> clk APIs.
While you've now given a good explanation why you need this, it all
sounds like linux specific issues and a DT change should not be
Presumably, 'clocks' points to a fixed-clock node, right? Just parse
the 'clocks' phandle and fetch the frequency from that node if you
need to get the frequency 'early'.
> Signed-off-by: Anson Huang <Anson.Huang@xxxxxxx>
> No change.
> .../devicetree/bindings/timer/nxp,sysctr-timer.txt | 15 +++++++++------
> 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/timer/nxp,sysctr-timer.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/timer/nxp,sysctr-timer.txt
> index d576599..7088a0e 100644
> --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/timer/nxp,sysctr-timer.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/timer/nxp,sysctr-timer.txt
> @@ -11,15 +11,18 @@ Required properties:
> - reg : Specifies the base physical address and size of the comapre
> frame and the counter control, read & compare.
> - interrupts : should be the first compare frames' interrupt
> -- clocks : Specifies the counter clock.
> -- clock-names: Specifies the clock's name of this module
> +- clocks : Specifies the counter clock, mutually exclusive with clock-frequency.
> +- clock-names : Specifies the clock's name of this module, mutually exclusive with
> + clock-frequency.
> +- clock-frequency : Specifies system counter clock frequency, mutually exclusive with
> + clocks/clock-names.
It doesn't really work to say one or the other is needed unless you
make the OS support both cases.