Re: [PATCH v1 04/14] clk: Add set_rate_and_parent() op

From: Mike Turquette
Date: Fri Aug 09 2013 - 01:32:18 EST

Quoting Stephen Boyd (2013-07-25 09:45:42)
> On 07/25, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> > On Wednesday 24 of July 2013 17:43:32 Stephen Boyd wrote:
> > > Some of Qualcomm's clocks can change their parent and rate at the
> > > same time with a single register write. Add support for this
> > > hardware to the common clock framework by adding a new
> > > set_rate_and_parent() op. When the clock framework determines
> > > that both the parent and the rate are going to change during
> > > clk_set_rate() it will call the .set_rate_and_parent() op if
> > > available and fall back to calling .set_parent() followed by
> > > .set_rate() otherwise.
> >
> > This is strange. Does you hardware support switching parent and rate
> > separately or you always need to set both and so all the fuss here?
> It supports setting the parent or setting the rate, or setting
> both at the same time.

I think that setting parent and rate at the same time is a common enough
case to merit handling it in the clock core. Probably this design will
become more common in time.


> >
> > If the latter is the case, then maybe you can simply keep parent index and
> > rate cached inside driver data of your clock driver and use them on any
> > .set_rate() or .set_parent() calls?
> This will not work. In fact, doing that would cause us to
> overclock hardware for a short time between switching the parent
> and the rate.
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