Re: [PATCH 1/1] rtc: pcf85063: add integrity check

From: Alexandre Belloni
Date: Mon Apr 19 2021 - 17:16:00 EST

On 19/04/2021 20:26:42+0000, Gervais, Francois wrote:
> > I'm not sure I get the use case because PCF85063_REG_CTRL2 should be
> > initialized properly after the driver is probed anyway. The other two
> > can be set from userspace once it detects the oscillator failure which
> > would be better at deciding the policy anyway.
> Thank you for the feedback I think I understand now.
> We saw the reported problem on devices running kernel v5.4 which doesn't
> have the common clock framework support and so PCF85063_REG_CTRL2
> clkout was not initialized by the kernel and left at hardware default.
> I guess with CCF support, if PCF85063_REG_CTRL2 gets corrupted on
> power application, on driver probe the clkout value will be set to 0b000
> or some known default.
> I'm not familiar the CCF, do you know if it's the case that default values
> will be set on boot?

The CCF will disable any clocks that are not used on boot so the clock
will be either used and configured or not used and disabled.

Alexandre Belloni, co-owner and COO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering