[PATCH v1 05/24] clk: wrap I/O access for improved portability
s.hauer at pengutronix.de
Thu Jul 18 18:06:57 EST 2013
On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 09:04:02AM +0200, Gerhard Sittig wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 21:38 +0200, Sascha Hauer wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 08:47:34PM +0200, Gerhard Sittig wrote:
> > > diff --git a/drivers/clk/clk-divider.c b/drivers/clk/clk-divider.c
> > > index 6d55eb2..2c07061 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/clk/clk-divider.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/clk/clk-divider.c
> > > @@ -104,7 +104,7 @@ static unsigned long clk_divider_recalc_rate(struct clk_hw *hw,
> > > struct clk_divider *divider = to_clk_divider(hw);
> > > unsigned int div, val;
> > >
> > > - val = readl(divider->reg) >> divider->shift;
> > > + val = clk_readl(divider->reg) >> divider->shift;
> > > val &= div_mask(divider);
> > Would it be an option to use regmap for the generic dividers/muxes
> > instead? This should be suitable for ppc and also for people who want to
> > use the generic clocks on i2c devices.
> Some other thought crossed my mind regarding access to clock
> control registers that reside behind some communication channel
> like I2C:
> The common clock API assumes (it's part of the contract) that
> there are potentially expensive operations like get, put, prepare
> and unprepare, as well as swift and non-blocking operations like
> enable and disable.
> Would the regmap abstraction hide the potentially blocking nature
> of a register access (I understand that you can implement "local"
> as well as "remote" register sets by this mechanism)? Or could
> you still meet the assumptions or requirements of the common
> clock API?
> It might as well be the responsibility of the clock driver's
> implementor to arrange for the availability of non-blocking
> enable/disable operations, just as it is today. Such that
> expensive register access need not be forbidden in general.
regmap for mmio uses a spinlock for read/modify/write operations, just
like you have to use a spinlock in the common clk dividers/gates. This
part wouldn't change with regmap.
For i2c connected clocks where a spinlock doesn't work due to the
nonatomic nature of i2c devices we would have to move the enable/disble
stuff to prepare/unprepare in the common gate code. This can be left
for someone who works on i2c clocks though.
I think regmap has the potential to solve a number of issues like the
hardcoded readl/writel in the common clock blocks, issues with i2c
clocks and your endianess issue. The biggest question probably is how
to get there without putting too much of a burden on you. It's probably
not an option to convert all users to regmap, so it seems additional
functions like clk_register_gate_regmap are better to handle.
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