Re: [PATCH 2/2] clk: Move init fields from clk to clk_hw

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On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 12:54:55AM -0700, Saravana Kannan wrote:
> 
> On Tue, March 20, 2012 12:20 am, Shawn Guo wrote:
...
> > struct clk *clk_register_fixed_rate(struct device *dev, const char *name,
> >                 const char *parent_name, unsigned long flags,
> >                 unsigned long fixed_rate);
> > struct clk *clk_register_gate(struct device *dev, const char *name,
> >                 const char *parent_name, unsigned long flags,
> >                 void __iomem *reg, u8 bit_idx,
> >                 u8 clk_gate_flags, spinlock_t *lock);
> > struct clk *clk_register_divider(struct device *dev, const char *name,
> >                 const char *parent_name, unsigned long flags,
> >                 void __iomem *reg, u8 shift, u8 width,
> >                 u8 clk_divider_flags, spinlock_t *lock);
> > struct clk *clk_register_mux(struct device *dev, const char *name,
> >                 char **parent_names, u8 num_parents, unsigned long flags,
> >                 void __iomem *reg, u8 shift, u8 width,
> >                 u8 clk_mux_flags, spinlock_t *lock);
> 
> If you simplify those functions further. They would just become
> clk_register(). I'm not sure I see a value in them in at that point or
> even in their current form. But if others see (I'm guessing since they
> acked or didn't nack it), I'm not going to ask to remove them. If everyone
> agrees that we should just remove them, I would be glad to.
> 
> It's arguable that these functions for the common hardware types saves the
> need to deal with the kalloc in every platform driver. But it's not clear
> to me where they would get these parameters in the first place. Most
> likely form some sort of static array. At which point, it might as well be
> a static array of pointers to clk_gated.hw, clk_fixed_rate.hw, etc instead
> of a platform specific  struct to hold these initializers.

I share the save view on this, so would vote to remove these
registration functions for basic clks completely.

Regards,
Shawn

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