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From: Luca Ceresoli <>
To: Stephen Boyd <>,
Cc: Michael Turquette <>,, Adam Ford <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RESEND] clk: vc5: fix output disabling when enabling a FOD
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2021 10:44:57 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Stephen,

On 02/06/21 10:00, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> Quoting Luca Ceresoli (2021-05-27 14:16:47)
>> On 5P49V6965, when an output is enabled we enable the corresponding
>> FOD. When this happens for the first time, and specifically when writing
>> register VC5_OUT_DIV_CONTROL in vc5_clk_out_prepare(), all other outputs
>> are stopped for a short time and then restarted.
>> According to Renesas support this is intended: "The reason for that is VC6E
>> has synced up all output function".
>> This behaviour can be disabled at least on VersaClock 6E devices, of which
>> only the 5P49V6965 is currently implemented by this driver. This requires
>> writing bit 7 (bypass_sync{1..4}) in register 0x20..0x50.  Those registers
>> are named "Unused Factory Reserved Register", and the bits are documented
>> as "Skip VDDO<N> verification", which does not clearly explain the relation
>> to FOD sync. However according to Renesas support as well as my testing
>> setting this bit does prevent disabling of all clock outputs when enabling
>> a FOD.
>> See "VersaClock ® 6E Family Register Descriptions and Programming Guide"
>> (August 30, 2018), Table 116 "Power Up VDD check", page 58:
>> Signed-off-by: Luca Ceresoli <>
>> Reviewed-by: Adam Ford <>
>> ---
> Any Fixes tag for this patch?

I didn't add any as there is no commit that is clearly introducing the
problem. This patch fixes a behavior of the chip, which is there by
design by causes problems in some use cases.

If a Fixes tag is required than I guess it should be the commit adding
support for the 5P49V6965, which is the only supported variant of VC[56]
having having the problematic behavior _and_ the reserved register bits
to prevent it. However I hardly could blame the author of that code for
such a "peculiar" chip behaviour. Do you still want me to add such a tag?


  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-03  8:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-27 21:16 Luca Ceresoli
2021-06-02  8:00 ` Stephen Boyd
2021-06-03  8:44   ` Luca Ceresoli [this message]
2021-06-03 20:07     ` Stephen Boyd
2021-06-03 21:06       ` Luca Ceresoli
2021-06-09  0:53 ` Stephen Boyd

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