RE: [PATCH 1/3] ARM: OMAP2+: 32k-counter: Use hwmod lookup to check presence of 32k timer

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On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 13:11:35, Shilimkar, Santosh wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 12:04 PM, Hiremath, Vaibhav <hvaibhav@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 20:19:07, Shilimkar, Santosh wrote:
> >> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 8:07 PM, Hiremath, Vaibhav <hvaibhav@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >> > On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 19:50:02, Shilimkar, Santosh wrote:
> >> >> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 7:46 PM, Hiremath, Vaibhav <hvaibhav@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >> >> > On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 19:30:01, Shilimkar, Santosh wrote:
> >> >> >> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 5:12 PM, Hiremath, Vaibhav <hvaibhav@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >> >> >> > On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 17:45:32, Shilimkar, Santosh wrote:
> >> >> >> >> On Monday 19 March 2012 05:14 PM, Ming Lei wrote:
> >> >> >> >> > On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 7:11 PM, Hiremath, Vaibhav <hvaibhav@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >> >>
> [...]
> 
> >> I thought so and now if you look at last part of my comment.
> >>
> >> Rating of 32K based synctimer and 32K based GPTIMER
> >> should be same because of the precision. That's the main
> >> point why I was saying that GPTIMER is not a better
> >> clock-source( with 32k clock src)  than sync timer when
> >> both are enabled together.
> >>
> >
> > Santosh,
> >
> > In case of OMAP, we are using timer 2 for clocksource
> >
> > OMAP_SYS_TIMER_INIT(2, 1, OMAP2_CLKEV_SOURCE, 2, OMAP2_MPU_SOURCE)
> > OMAP_SYS_TIMER_INIT(3, 1, OMAP3_CLKEV_SOURCE, 2, OMAP3_MPU_SOURCE)
> >
> > And timer2 as clocksource is never used, since we have CONFIG_OMAP_32K_TIMER
> > defined in our defconfig.
> >
> > Also, after looking at the code, I came across another problem, setup_sched_clock(). But this can be easily fixed, if we source both the timers with same clock (here 32k_fck).
> >
> >
> > Let me propose this,
> >
> > How about, if I keep timer2 source always set to 32k_fclk for omap2,3,4?
> > And also, as mentioned by Santosh, I will register both the clocks as
> > clocksource with the same rating.
> > By default, kernel is going to use 32k_counter as a clocksource, and through
> > Command prompt user can override it without any issues.
> >
> > Just to make sure that, whatever I am trying to propse here works and don't get into unknown issue; I changed my code for this, and it is working for me without any issues.
> 
> Let's not make this more complicated. I guess below simple patch should sort
> out the issue. I briefly tested it on OMAP4 and it works. let me know
> if it helps AMxxx machines.
> 
> Regards
> Santosh
> 
> From 0a9283e26174d76ff2753ac88521b61a26b24e8f Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Santosh Shilimkar <santosh.shilimkar@xxxxxx>
> Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:43:29 +0530
> Subject: [PATCH] ARM: OMAP: Make OMAP clocksource source selection runtime.
> 
> Current OMAP code support couple of clocksource options based on compilation
> flag. The 32KHz based sync timer and a gptimer based clock source which can
> run on 32KHz or system clock (e.g 38.4 MHz). So there can be 3 options.
> 
> 1. 32KHz synctimer
> 2. Sysclock based(e.g 38.4 MHz) gptimer
> 3. 32KHz based gptimer.
> 
> The optional gptimer based clocksource was added so that it can give the
> high precision than synctimer so expected usage was 2 and not 3. Unfortunatlly
> option 2, clocksource doesn't meet the requirement of free-running clock
> as per clocksource need. It stops in low power states when  sysclock is cut.
> That makes gptimer based clocksource option useless for OMAP2/3/4 devices
> with sysclock as a clock input. Option 3 will still work but it is no better'
> than 32K synctimer based clocksource.
> 
> So ideally we can kill the gptimer based clocksource option but there are some
> OMAP based derivative SoCs like AMXXXX which doesn't have synictimer hardware IP
> and need to fallback on 32KHz based gptimer clocksource.
> 
> Considering above, make synctimer and gptimer clocksource runtime
> selectable so that both OMAP and AMXXXX continue to use the same code.
> 
> Not-yet-signed-off-by: Santosh Shilimkar <santosh.shilimkar@xxxxxx>
> ---
>  arch/arm/mach-omap2/timer.c |   25 ++++++++-----------------
>  1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/arm/mach-omap2/timer.c b/arch/arm/mach-omap2/timer.c
> index c512bac..3878e59 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/mach-omap2/timer.c
> +++ b/arch/arm/mach-omap2/timer.c
> @@ -234,21 +234,6 @@ static void __init omap2_gp_clockevent_init(int gptimer_id,
>  }
> 
>  /* Clocksource code */
> -
> -#ifdef CONFIG_OMAP_32K_TIMER
> -/*
> - * When 32k-timer is enabled, don't use GPTimer for clocksource
> - * instead, just leave default clocksource which uses the 32k
> - * sync counter.  See clocksource setup in plat-omap/counter_32k.c
> - */
> -
> -static void __init omap2_gp_clocksource_init(int unused, const char *dummy)
> -{
> -	omap_init_clocksource_32k();
> -}
> -
> -#else
> -
>  static struct omap_dm_timer clksrc;
> 
>  /*
> @@ -276,7 +261,7 @@ static u32 notrace dmtimer_read_sched_clock(void)
>  }
> 
>  /* Setup free-running counter for clocksource */
> -static void __init omap2_gp_clocksource_init(int gptimer_id,
> +static void __init omap2_gptimer_clocksource_init(int gptimer_id,
>  						const char *fck_source)
>  {
>  	int res;
> @@ -295,7 +280,13 @@ static void __init omap2_gp_clocksource_init(int
> gptimer_id,
>  		pr_err("Could not register clocksource %s\n",
>  			clocksource_gpt.name);
>  }
> -#endif
> +
> +static void __init omap2_gp_clocksource_init(int gptimer_id,
> +                                                const char *fck_source)
> +{
> +	if (omap_init_clocksource_32k())
> +		omap2_gptimer_clocksource_init(gptimer_id, fck_source);
> +}
> 

With this patch, will you be able to choose gptimer as a clocksource
using bootparameter (or sysfs) for given kernel uImage?

The answer is simply NO...as the registration of gptimer is based on
failure from omap_init_clocksource_32k(). And this is nothing different 
than my original patch, my patch exactly does same thing.

The requirement after 'ming Lie' response on my patch was, there will be
usecases where we might need to use gptimer for clocksource and with 
the patch it is not possible, since you will only register 
32k_counter here.

So in order to allow user to choose between 32K and gptimer, you must 
register both and make 32k as a default thing.


Thanks,
Vaibhav

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