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

Thomas Gleixner tglx at linutronix.de
Wed Mar 14 21:28:15 UTC 2012

On Wed, 14 Mar 2012, Turquette, Mike wrote:

Could you folks please trim your replies? It's annoying to page down a
gazillion of lines to find the gist.

> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 1:48 AM, Sascha Hauer <s.hauer at pengutronix.de> wrote:
> >> Also, do you forsee needing hole in parent_names for any reason other
> >> than described above?
> >
> > I need it only for the case where a some values in the mux are marked as
> > reserved in the datasheet or we simply do not have the corresponding
> > clock in our tree (yet). We could also say that NULL pointers are not
> > allowed in parent arrays, but instead "orphan" or "dummy" should be
> > used. Then __clk_init should check for NULL pointers to make this clear.
> I've added a WARN in __clk_init if any entries in .parent_names are
> NULL.  I think it best to populate it with "dummy", or maybe a
> platform-specific name if it helps you during development.

There is no guarantee that the selection of a parent can be mapped
linear to register values.

So the right way to deal with it is to have an array of valid names
with no holes and NULL pointers allowed and have a mapping from the
array index to the register value.

That makes the core code robust and allows to handle all corner cases
including reserved bits, not implemented clocks and weird register



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