Re: [PATCH v2] soc: qcom: do not disable the iface clock in probe

From: Olof Johansson
Date: Wed Sep 24 2014 - 01:38:28 EST

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 08:20:54PM +0100, Srinivas Kandagatla wrote:
> since commit 31964ffebbb9 ("tty: serial: msm: Remove direct access to GSBI")'
> serial hangs if earlyprintk are enabled.
> This hang is noticed only when the GSBI driver is probed and all the
> earlyprintks before gsbi probe are seen on the console.
> The reason why it hangs is because GSBI driver disables hclk in its
> probe function without realizing that the serial IP might be in use by
> a bootconsole. As gsbi driver disables the clock in probe the
> bootconsole locks up.
> Turning off hclk's could be dangerous if there are system components
> like earlyprintk using the hclk.
> This patch fixes the issue by delegating the clock management to
> probe and remove functions in gsbi rather than disabling the clock in probe.
> More detailed problem description can be found here:
> Tested-by: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Srinivas Kandagatla <srinivas.kandagatla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> Hi Kevin,
> Am resending this patch with reference to the problem and adding more
> details to the log.
> Could you pick this fix for the next rc, as this fixes a serial console
> hang with earlyprintk on SOCs like APQ8064.
> Changes since v1:
> - added more info in the change log as requested by Kumar and Kevin.

Applied to fixes.

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