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From: Dinh Nguyen <>
To: Daniel Lezcano <>
Subject: Re: [PATCHv2] clocksource: dw_apb_timer_of: add error handling if no clock available
Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2020 04:55:00 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Daniel,

On 12/5/20 2:50 AM, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
> On 04/12/2020 23:39, Dinh Nguyen wrote:
>> On 12/4/20 2:00 PM, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
>>> On 04/12/2020 16:36, Dinh Nguyen wrote:
>>>> commit ("b0fc70ce1f02 arm64: berlin: Select DW_APB_TIMER_OF") added the
>>>> support for the dw_apb_timer into the arm64 defconfig. However, for some
>>>> platforms like the Intel Stratix10 and Agilex, the clock manager doesn't
>>>> get loaded until after the timer driver get loaded. Thus, the driver
>>>> hits
>>>> the panic "No clock nor clock-frequency property for" because it cannot
>>>> properly get the clock.
>>>> This patch adds the error handling needed for the timer driver so that
>>>> the kernel can continue booting instead of just hitting the panic.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Dinh Nguyen <>
>>> Did you have time to test the different combinations ?
>> I did test both versions and did not see any difference between the two.
>> On both versions, the kernel was able to continue to boot after trying
>> to probe the timer driver.
> Great, thanks!

I forgot to test this on ARM 32-bit system that actually uses one of 
these timers as a clocksource. The v2 patch would fail. The return of 
PTR_ERR(timer_clk) needs an IS_ERR(timer_clk) check.

I have sent a v3.

Sorry about that.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-12-05 11:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-04 15:36 Dinh Nguyen
2020-12-04 20:00 ` Daniel Lezcano
2020-12-04 22:39   ` Dinh Nguyen
2020-12-05  8:50     ` Daniel Lezcano
2020-12-05 10:55       ` Dinh Nguyen [this message]
2020-12-05 10:55         ` Daniel Lezcano

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