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From: "Uwe Kleine-König" <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>
To: Paul Cercueil <paul@crapouillou.net>
Cc: Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@gmail.com>,
	Rob Herring <robh+dt@kernel.org>,
	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>,
	Paul Burton <paul.burton@mips.com>,
	James Hogan <jhogan@kernel.org>, Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	linux-pwm@vger.kernel.org, devicetree@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-watchdog@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mips@vger.kernel.org, linux-doc@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-clk@vger.kernel.org, Russell King <linux@armlinux.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 14/27] pwm: jz4740: Improve algorithm of clock calculation
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2019 22:27:11 +0100
Message-ID: <20190105212711.s765knwwerceytvk@pengutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1546722339.30174.0@crapouillou.net>

Hello Paul,

On Sat, Jan 05, 2019 at 06:05:38PM -0300, Paul Cercueil wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 4:57 PM, Uwe Kleine-König
> <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de> wrote:
> > You are assuming stuff here about the parent clk which isn't guaranteed
> > (AFAICT) by the clk framework: If you call clk_round_rate(clk, rate - 1)
> > this might well return rate even if the clock could run slower than
> > rate.
> 
> It may not be guaranteed by the clock framework itself, but it is guaranteed
> to behave like that on this family of SoCs.

You shouldn't rely on that. Experience shows that people will start
copying code to machines where this is not guaranteed. Even if they
don't copy and only learn from reading this is bad. Also how do you
guarantee that this won't change in the future making the pwm code break
without noticing?

If you use an API better don't assume more things given than are
guaranteed by the API.

Having said that I would consider it sensible to introduce something
like clk_roundup_rate() and clk_rounddown_rate() which would allow
calculations like that.

> > Wouldn't it make sense to start iterating with rate = 0xffff * 1e9 /
> > period? Otherwise you get bad configurations if rate is considerable
> > slower than necessary.
> 
> The algorithm will start with 'rate' being the parent clock's rate, which
> will always be the highest rate that the child clock will support.

Ah right, I missed that bit.
 
Best regards
Uwe

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Pengutronix e.K.                           | Uwe Kleine-König            |
Industrial Linux Solutions                 | http://www.pengutronix.de/  |

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Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-12-27 18:12 [PATCH v9 00/27] Ingenic TCU patchset v9 Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:12 ` [PATCH v9 01/27] dt-bindings: ingenic: Add DT bindings for TCU clocks Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:12 ` [PATCH v9 02/27] doc: Add doc for the Ingenic TCU hardware Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:12 ` [PATCH v9 03/27] dt-bindings: Add doc for the Ingenic TCU drivers Paul Cercueil
2018-12-28 21:48   ` Rob Herring
2018-12-27 18:12 ` [PATCH v9 04/27] clocksource: Add a new timer-ingenic driver Paul Cercueil
2019-02-25 15:55   ` Daniel Lezcano
2019-02-25 22:59     ` Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:12 ` [PATCH v9 05/27] clocksource: Add driver for the Ingenic JZ47xx OST Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:12 ` [PATCH v9 06/27] MAINTAINERS: Add myself as maintainer for Ingenic TCU drivers Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:12 ` [PATCH v9 07/27] watchdog: jz4740: Use WDT clock provided by TCU driver Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 08/27] watchdog: jz4740: Use regmap " Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 09/27] watchdog: jz4740: Avoid starting watchdog in set_timeout Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 10/27] watchdog: jz4740: Drop dependency on MACH_JZ47xx, use COMPILE_TEST Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 11/27] pwm: jz4740: Apply configuration atomically Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 12/27] pwm: jz4740: Use regmap from TCU driver Paul Cercueil
2019-01-05 19:42   ` Uwe Kleine-König
2019-01-05 20:46     ` Paul Cercueil
2019-01-05 21:18       ` Uwe Kleine-König
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 13/27] pwm: jz4740: Use clocks " Paul Cercueil
2019-01-05 19:45   ` Uwe Kleine-König
2019-01-05 20:52     ` Paul Cercueil
2019-01-05 21:19       ` Uwe Kleine-König
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 14/27] pwm: jz4740: Improve algorithm of clock calculation Paul Cercueil
2019-01-05 19:57   ` Uwe Kleine-König
2019-01-05 21:05     ` Paul Cercueil
2019-01-05 21:27       ` Uwe Kleine-König [this message]
2019-01-10 14:04         ` Paul Cercueil
2019-02-23  1:17           ` Paul Cercueil
2019-02-28 18:42             ` Stephen Boyd
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 15/27] pwm: jz4740: Allow selection of PWM channels 0 and 1 Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 16/27] pwm: jz4740: Drop dependency on MACH_INGENIC, use COMPILE_TEST Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 17/27] pwm: jz4740: Remove unused devicetree compatible strings Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 18/27] clk: jz4740: Add TCU clock Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 19/27] MIPS: Kconfig: Select TCU timer driver when MACH_INGENIC is set Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 20/27] MIPS: jz4740: Add DTS nodes for the TCU drivers Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 21/27] MIPS: qi_lb60: Move PWM devices to devicetree Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 22/27] MIPS: qi_lb60: Reduce system timer and clocksource to 750 kHz Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 23/27] MIPS: CI20: Reduce system timer to 3 MHz Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 24/27] MIPS: CI20: defconfig: enable OST driver Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 25/27] MIPS: GCW0: Reduce system timer to 750 kHz Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 26/27] MIPS: GCW0: defconfig: Enable OST, watchdog, PWM drivers Paul Cercueil
2018-12-27 18:13 ` [PATCH v9 27/27] MIPS: jz4740: Drop obsolete code Paul Cercueil

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