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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/4] ARM OMAP2+ GPMC: always program GPMCFCLKDIVIDER
On 17/02/15 15:34, Robert Abel wrote:
> Hi Roger,
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 9:12 AM, Roger Quadros < <>> wrote:
> Can you use the following wording from TRM instead?
> as per am335x TRM (spruh73i.pdf), section
> The WAITMONITORINGTIME is expressed as a number of GPMC_CLK clock cycles,
> even though the access is defined as asynchronous, and no GPMC_CLK clock
> is provided to the external device. Still, GPMCFCLKDIVIDER is used as a divider
> for the GPMC clock, so it must be programmed to define the
> Verbatim? Sure can. Gonna do that with a rebase to 3.19, I guess.
> Instead of this can we explicitly set the GPMC_CLK divider to 1 and hence
> corresponding divider bits to 0 in the asynchronous case?
> This is because the previously calculated "div" depends on synchronous clock which
> might not be properly initialized for asynchronous devices.
> No, we shouldn't. If WAITREADMONITORING and/or WAITWRITEMONITORING is enabled, sync_clk must be set in order to use WAITMONITORINGTIME correctly. If it's not explicitly set, it's set to 0, which yields div 1 anyways.
> The reason being that a fixed divider of 1 will limit a user's ability to prolong the #WAIT-deassert --> *access delay for no good reason. If working with a slow device, this will inconvenience users.

nobody stops the DT binding from specifying a large enough "gpmc,wait-monitoring-ns" value.
The driver must use that to scale the GPMC_CLK if it doesn't fit in the GPMC_FCLK.
This feature can come separately though. So for now I was suggesting to set the divisor to 1.

What I'm stressing on is that there shouldn't be any dependency on "gpmc,sync-clk-ps" for
asynchronous devices. It also becomes easier to specify the wait-monitoring-ns as we don't need
to cross reference with "sync-clk-ps".

> AFAIK t->sync_clk is always 0 for asynchronous devices and gpmc_calc_divider(0)
> will return 1 and your patch will work but still we shouldn't depend on sync_clk for
> asynchronous devices so let's set this explicitly.
> See above. Hardware depends on divider, divider is set by sync_clk, so we shouldn't limit what a user can program in DT.
> Having said that, I'm not aware that sync_clk is always 0 for async devices. The code always parses it and sets the appropriate field in gpmc_t, which is passed to gpmc_cs_set_timings.
> Now, there is generally a lack of checking for optional/required DT properties, so I didn't add extra checking.

AFAIK "gpmc,sync-clk-ps" is not specified for asynchronous devices so it defaults to 0
in the driver.


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