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Martin Blumenstingl Oct. 28, 2018, 12:54 p.m. UTC
While trying to add support for the ARM TWD Timer and the ARM Global
Timer on Meson8, Meson8b and Meson8m2 (ARM Cortex-A5 and Cortex-A9 SoCs)
I did a review of the existing driver.
Unfortunately I found it hard to review because the pre-processor
#defines did not match the names from the public S805 datasheet. Thus
patch #1 adjusts these. No functional changes here, this is just
preparation work for patch #2.

Using the ARM Global Timer (drivers/clocksource/arm_global_timer.c)
would have given us a timer-based delay implementation (so udelay() and
friends would use the timer instead of using a loop-based delay
implementation). Unfortunately we can't use the ARM Global Timer yet
because it's input clock is derived from the CPU clock (which can change
once we enable CPU frequency scaling on these SoCs, for which I will be
sending patches in the near future).
Amlogic's 3.10 kernel uses Timer E as delay timer which (with the
current configuration) has a resolution of 1us. So patch #2 uses
register_current_timer_delay() to register Timer E as ARM delay timer
(which will be especially useful as we have to use udelay() when
changing the CPU clocks during DVFS).


Martin Blumenstingl (2):
  clocksource: meson6_timer: use register names from the datasheet
  clocksource: meson6_timer: implement ARM delay timer

 drivers/clocksource/meson6_timer.c | 130 ++++++++++++++++++++---------
 1 file changed, 89 insertions(+), 41 deletions(-)

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Martin Blumenstingl Nov. 14, 2018, 10:33 p.m. UTC | #1
Hi Daniel, Hi Thomas,

On Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 1:55 PM Martin Blumenstingl
<martin.blumenstingl@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> While trying to add support for the ARM TWD Timer and the ARM Global
> Timer on Meson8, Meson8b and Meson8m2 (ARM Cortex-A5 and Cortex-A9 SoCs)
> I did a review of the existing driver.
> Unfortunately I found it hard to review because the pre-processor
> #defines did not match the names from the public S805 datasheet. Thus
> patch #1 adjusts these. No functional changes here, this is just
> preparation work for patch #2.
>
> Using the ARM Global Timer (drivers/clocksource/arm_global_timer.c)
> would have given us a timer-based delay implementation (so udelay() and
> friends would use the timer instead of using a loop-based delay
> implementation). Unfortunately we can't use the ARM Global Timer yet
> because it's input clock is derived from the CPU clock (which can change
> once we enable CPU frequency scaling on these SoCs, for which I will be
> sending patches in the near future).
> Amlogic's 3.10 kernel uses Timer E as delay timer which (with the
> current configuration) has a resolution of 1us. So patch #2 uses
> register_current_timer_delay() to register Timer E as ARM delay timer
> (which will be especially useful as we have to use udelay() when
> changing the CPU clocks during DVFS).
>
>
> Martin Blumenstingl (2):
>   clocksource: meson6_timer: use register names from the datasheet
>   clocksource: meson6_timer: implement ARM delay timer
(gentle ping) can you please queue these two patches for v4.21?
if not: please let me know what I can improve, then I'll fix that and send a v2


thank you!
Regards
Martin