Re: [PATCH] clk: at91: clk-generated: Limit the requested rate to our range

From: Codrin.Ciubotariu
Date: Fri Jul 09 2021 - 06:00:02 EST

On 09.07.2021 12:21, Nicolas Ferre wrote:
> On 07/07/2021 at 15:12, Codrin Ciubotariu wrote:
>> On clk_generated_determine_rate(), the requested rate could be outside
>> of clk's range. Limit the rate to the clock's range to not return an
>> error.
> Isn't it saner for the user to return an error code instead of
> automatically restrain the dynamics requested without notice?
> Can you elaborate the use case where returning an error is not convenient?

The way I see it, if the user requests a rate that is out of clock's
range, the driver's determine_rate() should return min/max, not an
error. That is actually the closest rate supported by the clock, which
is what determine_rate() should accomplish. The user has no clk API to
get clock's range, so there is no way to call clk_round_rate() only for
values within our range.

The use cause is with sam9x60's I2S driver, which has to try different
rates to get the closest one to what it needs. There is no 'perfect'
rate, because there is no AUDIO PLL and we have to try different values
for our internal dividers to find the closest one.

Best regards,