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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/1] clk: Meson8/8b/8m2: fix the mali clock flags
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On Sun 15 Dec 2019 at 22:01, Martin Blumenstingl <martin.blumenstingl@googlemail.com> wrote:

> While playing with devfreq support for the lima driver I experienced
> sporadic (random) system lockups. It turned out that this was in
> certain cases when changing the mali clock.
>
> The Amlogic vendor GPU platform driver (which is responsible for
> changing the clock frequency) uses the following pattern when updating
> the mali clock rate:
> - at initialization: initialize the two mali_0 and mali_1 clock trees
> with a default setting and enable both clocks
> - when changing the clock frequency:
> -- set HHI_MALI_CLK_CNTL[31] to temporarily use the mali_1 clock output
> -- update the mali_0 clock tree (set the mux, divider, etc.)
> -- clear HHI_MALI_CLK_CNTL[31] to temporarily use the mali_0 clock
^ no final setting then ? :P
> output again
>
> With the common clock framework we can even do better:
> by setting CLK_SET_RATE_PARENT for the mali_0 and mali_1 output gates
^
From your patch, I guess you mean CLK_SET_RATE_GATE ?

> we can force the common clock framework to update the "inactive" clock
> and then switch to it's output.
>
> I only tested this patch for a limited time only (approx. 2 hours).
> So far I couldn't reproduce the sporadic system lockups with it.
> However, broader testing would be great so I would like this to be
> applied for -next.

CLK_SET_RATE_GATE guarantees that a clock cannot be updated while in
use. While it works at your advantage here, I'm not sure CCF guarantees
the assumption this implementation is based on. Some explanation below:

In your case, if it works as you expect when calling set_rate() on the
top clock, it goes as this:

- mali0 is use with rate X:
- => set_rate(mali_top, Y)
- mali0 is in use, cannot change, will round rate Y to X
- mali1 is not in use, can provide Y
- mali1 is determined to be the new best parent for mali top

So far so good.

- CCF pick the mali1 subtree
*start updating the clock from the root to the leaf*

So the mali top mux, which choose between mali0 and mali1, will be
*updated last* which crucial to your use case.

I just wonder if this crucial part something CCF guarantee and you can
rely on it ... or if it might break in the future.

Stephen, any thoughts on this ?

PS: If CCF does guarantee "root-to-leaf" updates, I think this
implementation is a clever trick to solve this usual glitch free clock
update issue ... much more elegant that the notifier solution we have
been using so far.

>
>
> Martin Blumenstingl (1):
> clk: meson: meson8b: make the CCF use the glitch-free "mali" mux
>
> drivers/clk/meson/meson8b.c | 4 ++--
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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