On 09/19/2016 03:36 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 01:08:16PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 09:12:14PM +0200, Robert Jarzmik wrote:
The OS timer rate used for the watchdog can now be fetched from the
standard clock API. This will remove the last user of
get_clock_tick_rate() in both pxa and sa11x0 architectures.

Signed-off-by: Robert Jarzmik <robert.jarz...@free.fr>

Did you test this ? Potential problem, if built into the kernel, could be that
the clocks might not be ready by the time the driver is instantiated. Unless
this is converted to a platform driver, it won't be able to handle a
-EPROBE_DEFER from the clock subsystem.

Really not a problem at all.  The OSTIMER0 is required for the system
tick, and if that's not present, the kernel will be without any kind
of time keeping, so a missing watchdog driver is the least of the

Therefore, both PXA and SA11x0 register their clocks really early to
ensure that OSTIMER0 is available by the time_init() stage, which is
way before driver probe time.

You are right. And, at least in qemu, it actually works.


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