MV64x60 watchdog timer driver updates

Mark A. Greer mgreer at
Tue Oct 4 06:46:08 EST 2005

On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 10:10:52AM -0500, Corey Minyard wrote:
> Mark A. Greer wrote:
> >On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 01:32:21PM -0500, Corey Minyard wrote:
> > 
> >
> >>James looked at an earlier version and said it was ok, and suggested
> >>a few changes.  This has been tested against 2.6.14-rc2 on a Katana.
> >>
> >>Note that the bus_clk value from the platform information seems to
> >>be in MHZ, but the actual frequency is generally 133,333,333, not
> >>133,000,000.  I don't think the inaccuracy matters here, but it seems
> >>a little odd.
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >Yes, it makes more sense to me to pass the actual frequency and not do
> >the '* 1000000'.
> > 
> >
> The only trouble is if  you go over 4GHZ...  Maybe it should be in KHZ 
> instead of MHZ?  or 64-bits?  Or maybe we don't worry about >4GHZ busses?

My vote is to worry about it when the time comes.  IIRC, the fastest a
Marvell bridge part can be clocked right now is 200 MHz so there's some time.

> Also, how would one go about changing this?  Would you need something like:
> if (bus_clk < 1000)
>  bus_clk *= 1000000
> for backwards compatability?

When I didn't see anyone passing that value in via platform_data so
there's no compatibility issue.  I could have missed something though...

> >Also--I should have thought of this earlier--there should probably be a
> >patch to add a default platform_data entry in arch/ppc/syslib/mv64x60.c
> >and a patch for katana.c if the defaults in mv64x60.c aren't correct
> >for the katana.  At least, that's how things are done now.
> > 
> >
> I'm not sure I understand completely.  How would you go about setting 
> the platform data?

Look near the top of arch/ppc/syslib/mv64x60.c and you will see a bunch
of default platform_data being set up for marvell bridges.  They can then
be tweaked by the platform specific code via the platform_notify() hook
(see arch/ppc/platforms/katana.c:katana_platform_notify(), et. al.).


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