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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v3 1/2] clk: samsung: Add a clock lookup function
Hello Mike,

On 04/01/2015 03:29 AM, Michael Turquette wrote:
> Quoting Javier Martinez Canillas (2015-03-31 01:59:39)
>> +Tomeu who I forgot to add to the cc list.
>> Hello Mike,
>> Thanks a lot for your feedback.
>> On 03/31/2015 03:40 AM, Michael Turquette wrote:
>> >>
>> >> I don't performance is a big issue here. I just thought that since the
>> >> lookup table is already filled by the driver and the lookup function
>> >> is one line, we could use that instead to get the performance benefit.
>> >>
>> >> But I don't mind to drop this patch and use the generic lookup function
>> >> from the CCF API if that is preferred.
>> >
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I am not a fan of __clk_lookup and I don't like to see it used more and
>> > more outside of drivers/clk/clk.c. You mentioned that performance wasn't
>> > really the problem here. The real method for a driver to get a clock is
>> > with clk_get(). Any reason to not use that?
>> >
>> I can certainly use clk_get() but I thought that the clk consumer API was
>> not supposed to be used from within clock drivers. That's why I mentioned
>> __clk_lookup() as a possibility since that is part of the provider API.
> I would like to remove __clk_lookup some day, so the fewer users now the
> better. Additionally, now that we have unique struct clk pointers from
> clk_get it makes a lot of sense for clk_register to stop returning
> pointers to a struct clk. Hopefully we can get around to that soon.
> These two points above are enough reason for the clock provider to use
> clk_get.

Got it.

>> Below is a RFC patch that uses clk_get() [0]. That needs another patch
>> which was part of a previous RFC and adds an alias for the mdma0 clock:
>> If you think that is the correct approach then I can post it as a patch.
>> It would be great if you can also provide some feedback about the other
>> patch in the first RFC that instead of enabling and disabling the mdma0
>> clock in driver, does it in the exynos5420 platform PM callbacks:
> This seems like a big hack to me.

Ok, good to know. I just did because initially I thought that the clock
consumer API was not allowed to be used from within clock drivers.

>> I was asked to do it in the exynos5420 clk driver instead but maybe you
>> have a different opinion on that.
>> Best regards,
>> Javier
>> [0]:
>> From c118df83da8cac65cc218ae9443622592222f5d0 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
>> From: Javier Martinez Canillas <>
>> Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:11:40 +0200
>> Subject: [RFC] clk: exynos5420: Make sure MDMA0 clock is enabled during
>> suspend
>> Commit ae43b3289186 ("ARM: 8202/1: dmaengine: pl330: Add runtime Power
>> Management support v12") added pm support for the pl330 dma driver but
>> it makes the clock for the Exynos5420 MDMA0 DMA controller to be gated
>> during suspend and this clock needs to remain enabled in order to make
>> the system resume from a system suspend state.
>> To make sure that the clock is enabled during suspend, enable it prior
>> to entering a suspend state and disable it once the system has resumed.
> I'd like to understand the issue a bit further. Isn't the correct
> solution that the clk's prepare/unprepare and enable/disable callbacks
> should support the CG_STATUS requirement?

Agreed, I'll take a look to that.

> Regards,
> Mike

Best regards,

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