[Letux-kernel] [PATCH v5 5/7] MIPS: DTS: jz4780: Account for Synopsys HDMI driver and LCD controllers

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Sun Nov 7 14:45:37 CET 2021


Hi Paul,

> Am 05.10.2021 um 23:52 schrieb Paul Cercueil <paul at crapouillou.net>:
> 
> Hi Paul,
> 
> Le mar., oct. 5 2021 at 23:44:12 +0200, Paul Boddie <paul at boddie.org.uk> a écrit :
>> On Tuesday, 5 October 2021 22:50:12 CEST Paul Cercueil wrote:
>>> Hi Nikolaus & Paul,
>>> Le mar., oct. 5 2021 at 14:29:17 +0200, H. Nikolaus Schaller
>> <hns at goldelico.com> a écrit :
>>> >
>>> > diff --git a/arch/mips/boot/dts/ingenic/jz4780.dtsi
>>> > b/arch/mips/boot/dts/ingenic/jz4780.dtsi
>>> > index 9e34f433b9b5..c3c18a59c377 100644
>>> > --- a/arch/mips/boot/dts/ingenic/jz4780.dtsi
>>> > +++ b/arch/mips/boot/dts/ingenic/jz4780.dtsi
>>> > @@ -424,6 +424,51 @@ i2c4: i2c at 10054000 {
>>> >
>>> >  		status = "disabled";
>>> >
>>> >  	};
>>> >
>>> > +	hdmi: hdmi at 10180000 {
>>> > +		compatible = "ingenic,jz4780-dw-hdmi";
>>> > +		reg = <0x10180000 0x8000>;
>>> > +		reg-io-width = <4>;
>>> > +
>>> > +		clocks = <&cgu JZ4780_CLK_AHB0>, <&cgu JZ4780_CLK_HDMI>;
>>> > +		clock-names = "iahb", "isfr";
>>> > +
>>> > +		assigned-clocks = <&cgu JZ4780_CLK_HDMI>;
>>> > +		assigned-clock-rates = <27000000>;
>>> Any reason why this is set to 27 MHz? Is it even required? Because with
>>> the current ci20.dts, it won't be clocked at anything but 48 MHz.
>> EXCLK will be 48MHz, but the aim is to set the HDMI peripheral clock to 27MHz,
>> which is supposedly required. I vaguely recall a conversation about whether we
>> were doing this right, but I don't recall any conclusion.
> 
> But right now your HDMI clock is 48 MHz and HDMI works.

Is it? How did you find out?

And have you tried to remove assigned-clocks from jz4780.dtsi?

1. I read back:

root at letux:~# cat /sys/kernel/debug/clk/hdmi/clk_rate
26909090
root at letux:~# 

So for me it seems to be running at ~27 MHz.

2. If I remove the assigned-clocks or assigned-clock-rates from DT
the boot process hangs shortly after initializing drm.

3. If I set assigned-clock-rates = <48000000>, HDMI also works.

I get it read back from /sys/kernel/debug/clk/hdmi/clk_rate
of 46736842.

4. Conclusions:
* assigned-clocks are required
* it does not matter if 27 or 48 MHz
* I have no idea which value is more correct
* so I'd stay on the safe side of 27 MHz

5. But despite that found, please look into the programming
manual section 18.1.2.16. There is an

"Import Note: The clock must be between 18M and 27M, it occurs
fatal error if exceeding the range. "

6. Therefore I think it *may* work overclocked with 48MHz
but is not guaranteed or reliable above 27 MHz.

So everything is ok here.

> 
>>> > +
>>> > +		interrupt-parent = <&intc>;
>>> > +		interrupts = <3>;
>>> > +
>>> > +		/* ddc-i2c-bus = <&i2c4>; */
>>> > +
>>> > +		status = "disabled";
>>> > +	};
>>> > +
>>> > +	lcdc0: lcdc0 at 13050000 {
>>> > +		compatible = "ingenic,jz4780-lcd";
>>> > +		reg = <0x13050000 0x1800>;
>>> > +
>>> > +		clocks = <&cgu JZ4780_CLK_TVE>, <&cgu JZ4780_CLK_LCD0PIXCLK>;
>>> > +		clock-names = "lcd", "lcd_pclk";
>>> > +
>>> > +		interrupt-parent = <&intc>;
>>> > +		interrupts = <31>;
>>> > +
>>> > +		status = "disabled";
>>> I think you can keep lcdc0 enabled by default (not lcdc1 though), since
>>> it is highly likely that you'd want that.
>> As far as I know, the clock gating for the LCD controllers acts like a series
>> circuit, meaning that they both need to be enabled. Some testing seemed to
>> confirm this. Indeed, I seem to remember only enabling one clock and not
>> getting any output until I figured this weird arrangement out.
> 
> I'm not talking about clocks though, but about LCDC0 and LCDC1.

Ah, you mean status = "okay"; vs. status = "disabled";

Well, IMHO it is common practise to keep SoC subsystems disabled by
default (to save power and boot time) unless a board specific DTS explicitly
requests the SoC feature to be active. See for example mmc0, mmc1 or i2c0..i2c4.

All these are disabled in jz4780.dtsi and partially enabled in ci20.dts.

Why should lcdc0 be an exception in jz4780.dtsi?

BR and thanks,
Nikolaus



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