Re: [PATCH 1/3] clk: divider: fix calculation of maximal parent rate for a given divider

From: Sascha Hauer
Date: Mon Feb 23 2015 - 02:33:11 EST

On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 11:40:23AM +0100, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> The rate provided at the output of a clk-divider is calculated as:
> DIV_ROUND_UP(parent_rate, div)
> since commit b11d282dbea2 (clk: divider: fix rate calculation for
> fractional rates). So to yield a rate not bigger than r parent_rate
> must be <= r * div.
> The effect of choosing a parent rate that is too big as was done before
> this patch results in wrongly ruling out good dividers.
> Note that this is not a complete fix as __clk_round_rate might return a
> value >= its 2nd parameter. Also for dividers with
> CLK_DIVIDER_ROUND_CLOSEST set the calculation is not accurate. But this
> fixes the test case by Sascha Hauer that uses a chain of three dividers
> under a fixed clock.
> Fixes: b11d282dbea2 (clk: divider: fix rate calculation for fractional rates)
> Suggested-by: Sascha Hauer <s.hauer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Sascha Hauer <s.hauer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

This gives clk_round_rate/clk_set_rate on dividers a consistent
behaviour. Also the testcases I posted seem to work fine.

The only thing that might not be nice is that when a divider can only
output fractional rates then the next higher integer value has to be used
for clk_round_rate/clk_set_rate. A consumer should probably make no
assumptions whether 333.333Hz is rounded up or down and use 334Hz to be
sure anyway.


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