[PATCH v5 3/4] clk: introduce the common clock framework

Sascha Hauer s.hauer at pengutronix.de
Thu Mar 8 23:25:49 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 07:27:39AM +0100, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> > Assuming that some day OMAP code can be refactored to allow for lazy
> > (or at least initcall-based) registration of clocks then perhaps your
> > suggestion can take root.  Which leads me to this question: are there
> > any other platforms out there that require the level of expose to
> > struct clk present in this patchset?  OMAP does, for now, but if that
> > changes then I need to know if others require this as well.
> Hi Mike
> For kirkwood, i use static clk's for all but my root clock. I cannot
> statically know the rate of the root clock, so i have to determine it
> at boot time using heuristics, PCI ID, etc.
> I used statics thinking it would be less code. No idea if it actually
> is, and there is nothing stopping me moving to creating the clocks
> after creating the root clock.

I'd say use the nonstatic ones. I think using the static initializers
will cause us much pain in the future. I've been through several rebases
on the i.MX clock rework and everytime I wish my sed foo would be
better. Now imagine what happens when it turns out that the internal
struct clk layout or the structs for the muxes/dividers/gates have to
be changed. This task is next to impossible when we have thousands of
clocks scattered around the tree.


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