[Letux-kernel] [PATCH v1 1/6] DT bindings: add bindings for ov965x camera module

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Fri Jun 23 16:53:43 CEST 2017

Hi Laurent,

> Am 23.06.2017 um 13:58 schrieb Laurent Pinchart <laurent.pinchart at ideasonboard.com>:
> Hi Nikolaus,
> On Friday 23 Jun 2017 12:59:24 H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> Am 23.06.2017 um 12:46 schrieb Andreas Färber <afaerber at suse.de>:
>>> Am 23.06.2017 um 12:25 schrieb H. Nikolaus Schaller:
>>>>> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/media/i2c/ov965x.txt
>>>>> b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/media/i2c/ov965x.txt new file mode
>>>>> 100644
>>>>> index 0000000..0e0de1f
>>>>> --- /dev/null
>>>>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/media/i2c/ov965x.txt
>>>>> @@ -0,0 +1,37 @@
>>>>> +* Omnivision OV9650/9652/9655 CMOS sensor
>>>>> +
>>>>> +The Omnivision OV965x sensor support multiple resolutions output, such
>>>>> as
>>>>> +CIF, SVGA, UXGA. It also can support YUV422/420, RGB565/555 or raw RGB
>>>>> +output format.
>>>>> +
>>>>> +Required Properties:
>>>>> +- compatible: should be one of
>>>>> +	"ovti,ov9650"
>>>>> +	"ovti,ov9652"
>>>>> +	"ovti,ov9655"
>>>>> +- clocks: reference to the mclk input clock.
>>>> I wonder why you have removed the clock-frequency property?
>>>> In some situations the camera driver must be able to tell the clock
>>>> source which frequency it wants to see.
>>> That's what assigned-clock-rates property is for:
>>> https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock/clock-b
>>> indings.txt
>>> AFAIU clock-frequency on devices is deprecated and equivalent to having
>>> a clocks property pointing to a fixed-clock, which is different from a
>>> clock with varying rate.
>> I am not sure if that helps here. The OMAP3-ISP does not have a fixed clock
>> rate so we can only have the driver define what it wants to see.
>> And common practise for OMAP3-ISP based camera modules (e.g. N900, N9) is
>> that they do it in the driver.
>> Maybe ISP developers can comment?
> The OMAP3 ISP is a variable-frequency clock provider. The clock frequency is 
> controlled by the clock consumer. As such, it's up to the consumer to decide 
> whether to compute and request the clock rate dynamically at runtime, or use 
> the assigned-clock-rates property in DT.
> Some ISPs include a clock generator, others don't. It should make no 
> difference whether the clock is provided by the ISP, by a dedicated clock 
> source in the SoC or by a discrete on-board adjustable clock source.

Thanks for explaining the background.

Do you have an hint or example how to use the assigned-clock-rates property in
a DT for a camera module connected to the omap3isp?

Or does it just mean that it defines the property name?


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