Re: [PATCH 3/3] ARM: OMAP: AM35xx: fix UART4 softreset

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Hi Paul,

On 5/10/2012 7:29 PM, Paul Walmsley wrote:
During kernel init, the AM3505/AM3517 UART4 cannot complete its softreset:

omap_hwmod: uart4: softreset failed (waited 10000 usec)

This also results in another warning later in the boot process:

omap_hwmod: uart4: enabled state can only be entered from initialized, idle, or disabled state

From empirical observation, the AM35xx UART4 IP block requires either
uart1_fck or uart2_fck to be enabled while UART4 resets.  Otherwise
the reset will never complete.  So this patch adds uart1_fck as an
optional clock for UART4 and adds the appropriate hwmod flag to cause
uart1_fck to be enabled during the reset process.  (The choice of
uart1_fck over uart2_fck was arbitrary.)

Unfortunately this observation raises many questions.  Is it necessary
for uart1_fck or uart2_fck to be controlled with uart4_fck for the
UART4 to work correctly?  What exactly do the AM35xx UART4 clock
tree and the related PRCM idle management FSMs look like?  If anyone
has the ability to answer these questions through empirical functional
testing, or hardware information from the AM35xx designers, it would
be greatly appreciated.

I do not have any clue about that chip, but is this clock really what it is supposed to be? I mean, isn't the uart1_fck the parent of all the UART fck or something like that. Don't we just have an issue becasue the clock names are not accurate?


Cc: Benoît Cousson<b-cousson@xxxxxx>
Cc: Kyle Manna<kyle.manna@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Mark A. Greer<mgreer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Ranjith Lohithakshan<ranjithl@xxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Paul Walmsley<paul@xxxxxxxxx>
  arch/arm/mach-omap2/clock3xxx_data.c       |    8 ++++++--
  arch/arm/mach-omap2/omap_hwmod_3xxx_data.c |   17 +++++++++++++++++
  2 files changed, 23 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/mach-omap2/clock3xxx_data.c b/arch/arm/mach-omap2/clock3xxx_data.c
index 11644bf..12c64db 100644
--- a/arch/arm/mach-omap2/clock3xxx_data.c
+++ b/arch/arm/mach-omap2/clock3xxx_data.c
@@ -3201,8 +3201,12 @@ static struct clk vpfe_fck = {

- * The UART1/2 functional clock acts as the functional
- * clock for UART4. No separate fclk control available.
+ * The UART1/2 functional clock acts as the functional clock for
+ * UART4. No separate fclk control available.  XXX Well now we have a
+ * uart4_fck that is apparently used as the UART4 functional clock,
+ * but it also seems that uart1_fck or uart2_fck are still needed, at
+ * least for UART4 softresets to complete.  This really needs
+ * clarification.
  static struct clk uart4_ick_am35xx = {
  	.name		= "uart4_ick",
diff --git a/arch/arm/mach-omap2/omap_hwmod_3xxx_data.c b/arch/arm/mach-omap2/omap_hwmod_3xxx_data.c
index c939131..c6653a80 100644
--- a/arch/arm/mach-omap2/omap_hwmod_3xxx_data.c
+++ b/arch/arm/mach-omap2/omap_hwmod_3xxx_data.c
@@ -535,6 +535,20 @@ static struct omap_hwmod_dma_info am35xx_uart4_sdma_reqs[] = {
  	{ .dma_req = -1 }

+ * XXX AM35xx UART4 cannot complete its softreset without uart1_fck or
+ * uart2_fck being enabled.  So we add uart1_fck as an optional clock,
+ * below, and set the HWMOD_CONTROL_OPT_CLKS_IN_RESET.  This really
+ * should not be needed.  The functional clock structure of the AM35xx
+ * UART4 is extremely unclear and opaque; it is unclear what the role
+ * of uart1/2_fck is for the UART4.  Any clarification from either
+ * empirical testing or the AM3505/3517 hardware designers would be
+ * most welcome.
+ */
+static struct omap_hwmod_opt_clk am35xx_uart4_opt_clks[] = {
+	{ .role = "softreset_uart1_fck", .clk = "uart1_fck" },
  static struct omap_hwmod am35xx_uart4_hwmod = {
  	.name		= "uart4",
  	.mpu_irqs	= am35xx_uart4_mpu_irqs,
@@ -549,6 +563,9 @@ static struct omap_hwmod am35xx_uart4_hwmod = {
  			.idlest_idle_bit = AM35XX_ST_UART4_SHIFT,
+	.opt_clks	= am35xx_uart4_opt_clks,
+	.opt_clks_cnt	= ARRAY_SIZE(am35xx_uart4_opt_clks),
  	.class		=&omap2_uart_class,

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