Re: [PATCH 3/3] clk: split of_clk_get_parent_name() into two functions

From: Masahiro Yamada
Date: Sun Nov 22 2015 - 00:46:04 EST

Hi Stephen,

2015-11-21 9:37 GMT+09:00 Stephen Boyd <sboyd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On 11/20, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
>> Currently, there is no function to get the clock name of the given
>> node. Create a new helper function, of_clk_get_name(). This is
>> useful to get the clock name where "clock-indices" property is used.
>> of_clk_get_name(): get the clock name in the given node
>> of_clk_get_parent_name(): get the name of the parent clock
>> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> ---
>> I want to use of_clk_get_name() for my clk drivers for my SoCs,
>> which I will submit later.
>> I found this helper function is useful.
> I don't see how this is useful. Is the new driver so generic it
> doesn't know what clocks it's outputting? We've been trying to
> move people away from using clock-output-names, so most likely
> this sort of information should be conveyed from DT via the
> compatible string and a table in the driver that matches up the
> compatible string with the list of clock names.

What I implemented in my driver was:

[1] Use the clock names built in the driver, if "clock-output-names"
is missing in the DT.

[2] If "clock-output-names" is specified, the driver overrides
the clock names, respecting the "clock-output-names".

The following is a snippet from my driver code.

* update the clock name with the one provided by
* clock-output-names property, if exists
new_name = of_clk_get_name(np, index);
if (new_name)
init_data[i].name = new_name;
pr_info("DT does not specify output name for %s[%d]\n",
np->name, index);

I read the Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock-bindings.txt
before I stared my driver development.

I did not know we are deprecating the "clock-output-names".
(Should it be mentioned in the clock-bindings.txt?)

Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada
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