[v3 2/3] pwm: Add Aspeed ast2600 PWM support
biju.das.jz at bp.renesas.com
Mon Nov 7 19:55:11 AEDT 2022
Hi Billy Tsai,
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> Subject: Re: [v3 2/3] pwm: Add Aspeed ast2600 PWM support
> On 2022/11/2, 11:56 PM, "Biju Das" <biju.das.jz at bp.renesas.com> wrote:
> > > + parent_dev = of_find_device_by_node(np);
> > > + priv->clk = devm_clk_get_enabled(&parent_dev->dev, NULL);
> > > + if (IS_ERR(priv->clk))
> > > + return dev_err_probe(dev, PTR_ERR(priv->clk),
> > > + "Couldn't get clock\n");
> > What is the use case?
> > Is pwm configured by boot loader initially ?
> > Or
> > pwm configured by Linux, not by the bootloader initially?
> > Or
> > Driver needs to handle both cases?
> > Just asking, because you are turning on the clock unnecessarily here,
> > If you need to address all the use cases. If it is just first one, then
> > It is ok.
> Hi Biju,
> The driver want to handle all of the use cases. Can you tell me why turning
> on the clock is unnecessarily here?
For the use case, "pwm configured by Linux, not by the bootloader initially",
You are unnecessarily turning on the clocks. You could
enable it during pwm_enable
and disable it during pwm_disable.
For configuring registers, while pwm is in disable state,
you could just turn on the clock and do the register configurations and turn it off.
By this way you are saving power.
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