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From: Anson Huang <anson.huang@nxp.com>
To: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Cc: Aisheng Dong <aisheng.dong@nxp.com>,
	Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>,
	Peng Fan <peng.fan@nxp.com>,
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Subject: RE: [PATCH V3 04/10] clk: imx: Support building SCU clock driver as module
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:52:09 +0000
Message-ID: <DB3PR0402MB39167D9A3897C3CE327EBDDBF56E0@DB3PR0402MB3916.eurprd04.prod.outlook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAK8P3a0CcijnVxJws_kMiaOBbc4Uox40W4=-dX+BG6OeMYtFpw@mail.gmail.com>

Hi, Arnd

> Subject: Re: [PATCH V3 04/10] clk: imx: Support building SCU clock driver as
> module
> 
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 2:53 PM Anson Huang <anson.huang@nxp.com>
> wrote:
> > > Subject: Re: [PATCH V3 04/10] clk: imx: Support building SCU clock
> > > driver as module
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 8:06 AM Anson Huang <Anson.Huang@nxp.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > --- a/drivers/clk/imx/Makefile
> > > > +++ b/drivers/clk/imx/Makefile
> > > > @@ -21,9 +21,9 @@ obj-$(CONFIG_MXC_CLK) += \
> > > >         clk-sscg-pll.o \
> > > >         clk-pll14xx.o
> > > >
> > > > -obj-$(CONFIG_MXC_CLK_SCU) += \
> > > > -       clk-scu.o \
> > > > -       clk-lpcg-scu.o
> > > > +mxc-clk-scu-objs += clk-lpcg-scu.o mxc-clk-scu-objs += clk-scu.o
> > > > +obj-$(CONFIG_MXC_CLK_SCU) += mxc-clk-scu.o
> > >
> > > It looks like the two modules are tightly connected, one is useless
> > > without the other. How about linking them into a combined module and
> > > dropping the export statement?
> > >
> >
> > From HW perspective, the SCU clock driver and LPCG SCU clock driver
> > are different, SCU clock driver is for those clocks controlled by
> > system controller (M4 which runs a firmware), while LPCG SCU clock is
> > for those clock gates inside module, which means AP core can control it
> directly via register access, no need to via SCU API.
> 
> Sorry, I misread the patch in multiple ways. First of all, you already put
> clk-scu.o and clk-lpcg-scu.o files into a combined loadable module, and I had
> only looked at clk-scu.c.
> 
> What I actually meant here was to link clk-scu.o together with clk-imx8qxp.o
> (and possibly future chip-specific files) into a loadable module and drop the
> export.

Sorry, could you please advise more details about how to do it in Makefile?
I tried below but it looks like NOT working. multiple definition of module_init() error reported.

obj-$(CONFIG_MXC_CLK_SCU) := clk-imx.o
clk-imx-y += clk-scu.o clk-lpcg-scu.o
clk-imx-$(CONFIG_CLK_IMX8QXP) += clk-imx8qxp.o clk-imx8qxp-lpcg.o

Thanks,
Anson
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Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-29  5:53 [PATCH V3 00/10] Support building i.MX8 SoCs " Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:53 ` [PATCH V3 01/10] clk: composite: Export clk_hw_register_composite() Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:53 ` [PATCH V3 02/10] init.h: Fix the __setup_param() macro for module build Anson Huang
2020-06-29 11:33   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-06-29 11:40     ` Anson Huang
2020-06-29 11:58       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-07-01  5:14         ` Anson Huang
2020-07-01  8:37           ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-07-01  9:27             ` Anson Huang
2020-07-01  9:53               ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-07-01 10:02                 ` Anson Huang
2020-07-01 10:13                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-07-01 10:20                     ` Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:53 ` [PATCH V3 03/10] ARM: imx: Select MXC_CLK for each SoC Anson Huang
2020-06-29  7:27   ` Aisheng Dong
2020-06-29  8:21     ` Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:53 ` [PATCH V3 04/10] clk: imx: Support building SCU clock driver as module Anson Huang
2020-06-29 11:37   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-06-29 12:53     ` Anson Huang
2020-06-29 13:20       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-06-29 14:52         ` Anson Huang [this message]
2020-06-29 15:08           ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-06-29 15:19             ` Anson Huang
2020-06-30  3:55               ` Dong Aisheng
2020-07-01  7:19                 ` Anson Huang
2020-07-01  8:46                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-07-01  9:28                     ` Anson Huang
2020-07-01  9:40                       ` Anson Huang
2020-07-01  9:54                         ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-06-30  3:36         ` Dong Aisheng
2020-06-29  5:53 ` [PATCH V3 05/10] clk: imx: Support building i.MX common " Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:53 ` [PATCH V3 06/10] clk: imx8mm: Support module build Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:53 ` [PATCH V3 07/10] clk: imx8mn: " Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:54 ` [PATCH V3 08/10] clk: imx8mp: " Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:54 ` [PATCH V3 09/10] clk: imx8mq: " Anson Huang
2020-06-29  5:54 ` [PATCH V3 10/10] clk: imx8qxp: " Anson Huang
2020-06-29 11:40   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-06-29 11:43     ` Anson Huang
2020-06-29 11:58       ` Arnd Bergmann

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