Re: [STLinux Kernel] [PATCH 0/4] clk: Provide support for always-on clocks
From: Lee Jones
Date: Thu Apr 02 2015 - 06:58:15 EST
> With these series as they are, we need 'clk_ignore_unused' on
> sthi407-b2120.dts and stih418-b2199.dts.
> We have to modificate stih407-clock.dtsi and stih418-clock.dtsi in same way.
Just to clarify this point for all interested parties; this patch-set
is not the completed article. It's purpose is to add the core
functionality and the documentation _only_. The STiH410 support is
only provided in this set as an example of how the bindings are to be
used. Other platforms are to be enabled subsequently as part of a
> On 2 April 2015 at 10:12, Peter Griffin <peter.griffin@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi Lee,
> > On Fri, 27 Feb 2015, Lee Jones wrote:
> >> Some hardware contains bunches of clocks which must never be
> >> turned off. If drivers a) fail to obtain a reference to any
> >> of these or b) give up a previously obtained reference
> >> during suspend, the common clk framework will attempt to
> >> disable them and a platform can fail irrecoverably as a
> >> result. Usually the only way to recover from these failures
> >> is to reboot.
> >> To avoid either of these two scenarios from catastrophically
> >> disabling an otherwise perfectly healthy running system,
> >> clocks can be identified as always-on using this property
> >> from inside a clocksource's node. The CLK_IGNORE_UNUSED
> >> flag will be applied to each clock instance named in this
> >> property, thus preventing them from being shut down by the
> >> framework.
> > Great stuff.
> > One minor comment is that assuming this works on stih407 and stih410
> > to the extent that the platform can now boot without clk_ignore_unused
> > kenel parameter then you should have an additional patch to remove
> > clk_ignore_unused from the default bootargs in stih407-b2120.dts and
> > stih410-b2120.dts files.
> > Maxime - Is it possible for you to test this series on stih418-b2199 as
> > a well? As it could most likely also be removed from stih418-b2199.dts file
> > to, but neither Lee or myself have the hardware to test.
> > Apart from that, for the series: -
> > Acked-by: Peter Griffin <peter.griffin@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > regards,
> > Peter.
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