[PATCH v4 12/24] media: rkvdec: Stop overclocking the decoder

From: Nicolas Dufresne
Date: Tue Apr 26 2022 - 08:59:25 EST

While this overclock hack seems to work on some implementations
(some ChromeBooks, RockPi4) it also causes instability on other
implementations (notably LibreComputer Renegade, but there were more
reports in the LibreELEC project, where this has been removed). While
performance is indeed affected (tested with GStreamer), 4K playback
still works as long as you don't operate in lock step and keep at
least 1 frame ahead of time in the decode queue.

After discussion with ChromeOS members, it would seem that their
implementation indeed used to synchronously decode each frame, so
this hack was simply compensating for their code being less
efficient. In my opinion, this hack should not have been included

Fixes: cd33c830448ba ("media: rkvdec: Add the rkvdec driver")
Signed-off-by: Nicolas Dufresne <nicolas.dufresne@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Sebastian Fricke <sebastian.fricke@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Ezequiel Garcia <ezequiel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/staging/media/rkvdec/rkvdec.c | 6 ------
1 file changed, 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/media/rkvdec/rkvdec.c b/drivers/staging/media/rkvdec/rkvdec.c
index c0cf3488f970..2df8cf4883e2 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/media/rkvdec/rkvdec.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/media/rkvdec/rkvdec.c
@@ -1027,12 +1027,6 @@ static int rkvdec_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
if (ret)
return ret;

- /*
- * Bump ACLK to max. possible freq. (500 MHz) to improve performance
- * When 4k video playback.
- */
- clk_set_rate(rkvdec->clocks[0].clk, 500 * 1000 * 1000);
rkvdec->regs = devm_platform_ioremap_resource(pdev, 0);
if (IS_ERR(rkvdec->regs))
return PTR_ERR(rkvdec->regs);