On 4/11/2018 12:02 AM, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> Quoting Doug Anderson (2018-04-10 08:05:27)
>> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 11:36 PM, Manu Gautam <mgau...@codeaurora.org> wrote:
>>> On 3/30/2018 2:24 AM, Doug Anderson wrote:
>>>> Oh!  This is what you did in the previous version of the patch, then you 
>>>> said:
>>>> "That is still needed as PHY might take some time to generate pipe_clk
>>>> after its PLL is locked".
>>>> It's really going to take more than the 200 us that the clock driver
>>>> is giving it?  If so, I'd prefer to increase the amount of time waited
>>>> in the clock driver, or adding a fixed delay _before_ the clk_enable()
>>>> so that the 200 us that the clock driver gives it would be enough.
>>>> I'm just not a fan of ignoring status bits if it can be helped.
>>> I too would want to do that but it is not just about the delay.
>>> As per QMP PHY hardware designers, pipe_clk should be enabled in GCC
>>> as first thing in the PHY initialization sequence. Same sequence also has
>>> been used in downstream phy driver always.
>>> Changing the sequence might work but I would like to stick to the HPG
>>> recommendation and avoid any deviation as PHY issues are very hard to
>>> debug.
>> So hardware guys tell you that you're _supposed to_ ignore the clock
>> ready bit for that clock and just hope it turns on and settles in time
>> once power comes on for the clock?  That doesn't seem ideal.  My guess
>> is that it's a bug in the specification that the QMP PHY hardware
>> designers gave you.
It could be a bug in specification. But same sequence has been well tested on 
msm8996 and sdm845, so I would for now like to stick with that for now.
>> Stephen can feel free to override me if he disagrees since he's in
>> charge of the clock part of this, but IMHO we should get the
>> specification fixed and turn things on in the order that lets us check
>> the status bits.
> Presumably there's a PLL "enable" bit in the QMP phy init sequence that
> we can use to enable the PLL output at a bypass rate and then enable the
> clk in GCC and then resume the PLL enable sequence. That would allow us
> to make sure the clk is working.
> Are the branches in GCC ever turned on or off at runtime though? Or do
> we just turn them on because they're defaulted off out of reset and then
> leave them on?
It can be left on always.
> I ask because it may be easier to never expose these clks in Linux, hit
> the enable bits in the branches during clk driver probe, and then act
> like they never exist because we don't really use them.
This sounds better idea. Let me check if I can get a patch for same in msm8996
and sdm845 clock drivers.

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