arm: sunxi: Add useful information about sunxi clocks
Emilio López [Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:44:28 +0000 (11:44 -0300)]
This patch contains useful bits of information about the sunxi clocks
that may help and/or be interesting for current and future developers.

Signed-off-by: Emilio López <emilio@elopez.com.ar>
Acked-by: Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard@free-electrons.com>
Signed-off-by: Mike Turquette <mturquette@linaro.org>

Documentation/arm/sunxi/clocks.txt [new file with mode: 0644]

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+Frequently asked questions about the sunxi clock system
+=======================================================
+
+This document contains useful bits of information that people tend to ask
+about the sunxi clock system, as well as accompanying ASCII art when adequate.
+
+Q: Why is the main 24MHz oscillator gatable? Wouldn't that break the
+   system?
+
+A: The 24MHz oscillator allows gating to save power. Indeed, if gated
+   carelessly the system would stop functioning, but with the right
+   steps, one can gate it and keep the system running. Consider this
+   simplified suspend example:
+
+   While the system is operational, you would see something like
+
+      24MHz         32kHz
+       |
+      PLL1
+       \
+        \_ CPU Mux
+             |
+           [CPU]
+
+   When you are about to suspend, you switch the CPU Mux to the 32kHz
+   oscillator:
+
+      24Mhz         32kHz
+       |              |
+      PLL1            |
+                     /
+           CPU Mux _/
+             |
+           [CPU]
+
+    Finally you can gate the main oscillator
+
+                    32kHz
+                      |
+                      |
+                     /
+           CPU Mux _/
+             |
+           [CPU]
+
+Q: Were can I learn more about the sunxi clocks?
+
+A: The linux-sunxi wiki contains a page documenting the clock registers,
+   you can find it at
+
+        http://linux-sunxi.org/A10/CCM
+
+   The authoritative source for information at this time is the ccmu driver
+   released by Allwinner, you can find it at
+
+        https://github.com/linux-sunxi/linux-sunxi/tree/sunxi-3.0/arch/arm/mach-sun4i/clock/ccmu