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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 2/2] cpufreq: tegra20: Use PLL_C as intermediate clock source
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On 25.05.2018 09:32, Peter De Schrijver wrote:
> On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 03:49:22PM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
>> On 24.05.2018 13:04, Peter De Schrijver wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 07:00:20PM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
>>>> PLL_C is running at 600MHz which is significantly higher than the 216MHz
>>>> of the PLL_P and it is known that PLL_C is always-ON because AHB BUS is
>>>> running on that PLL. Let's use PLL_C as intermediate clock source, making
>>>> CPU snappier a tad during of the frequency transition.
>>>>
>>>
>>> pll_c isn't necessarily 600Mhz when used as a source for the second display
>>> head.
>>
>> Hmm, indeed.
>>
>> Even if PLL_C rate will be adjusted, it will be higher than the PLL_P.. won't
>> it? That's likely to be good enough.
>>
>
> Yes. I think it can be always higher than pll_p, but that assumes the display
> driver will always program the highest possible rate for pll_c for a given mode
> and then program the display divider to divide it down to the required rate.
>
>> Do you know if any of the available CCLK parents has a glitch-less rate
>> switching? I.e. CPU won't hang on the rate switch.
>>
>
> Tegra20 doesn't have dynamic ramp PLLs no. So you always have to switch to a
> backup clock source before changing the rate of pll_x.
>
>> There is other possible 600MHz source, the PLL_M. Can we use it? This one also
>> may become dynamic if we'll consider implementing the memory scaling, but the
>> memory frequency probably will fit the transition role pretty well.
>
> I think this should work, but as you mention it may very well be lower than
> pll_p if Tegra20 EMC scaling is re-introduced. I think that's why historically
> this was never done.
>
> Peter.
>

Okay, thank you very much for the input. Let's put on hold these patches then.

Peter Geis just made a cpufreq driver for the Tegra30 and turned out it's just a
dozen lines of code that we'll have to add to the tegra20-cpufreq driver to
support Tegra30. The tegra20-cpufreq driver code suits very well for the Tegra30
integration, use of PLL_C for the intermediate scaling will make that
integration a bit messy. I'll return to considering of the different
transition-PLL variant after adding the Tegra30 support.

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