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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 08/13] iommu/rockchip: Control clocks needed to access the IOMMU
Hi Robin,

Thanks for your reply.

On 02/28/2018 12:59 AM, Robin Murphy wrote:
>>> the rockchip IOMMU is part of the master block in hardware, so it needs
>>> to control the master's power domain and some of the master's clocks
>>> when access it's registers.
>>> and the number of clocks needed here, might be different between each
>>> IOMMUs(according to which master block it belongs), it's a little like
>>> our power domain:
>>> i'm not sure how to describe this correctly, is it ok use something like
>>> "the same as it's master block"?
>> would it make sense to add a property to specify the master who owns
>> the iommu, and we can get all clocks(only some of those clocks are
>> actually needed) from it in the of_xlate()? and we can also reuse the
>> clock-names of that master to build clk_bulk_data and log errors in
>> clk_bulk_get.
> I'm inclined to agree with Rob here - if we're to add anything to the
> binding, it should only be whatever clock inputs are defined for the
> IOMMU IP block itself. If Linux doesn't properly handle the interconnect
> clock hierarchy external to a particular integration, that's a separate
> issue and it's not the binding's problem.
> I actually quite like the hack of "borrowing" the clocks from
> dev->of_node in of_xlate() - you shouldn't need any DT changes for that,
> because you already know that each IOMMU instance only has the one
> master device anyway.

Thanks:) but actually we are going to support sharing IOMMU between
multiple masters(one of them is the main master i think) in the newer
chips(not yet supported on upstream kernel)...

So we might have to get all clocks from all masters, or find a way to
specify the main master...and for the multiple masters case, do it in
of_xlate() turns out to be a little racy...maybe we can add a property
to specify main master, and get it's clocks in probe()?

> Robin.

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