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Any NXP PNX user left (was: Re: pnx_clocksource broken?)

To: John Stultz <>
Subject: Any NXP PNX user left (was: Re: pnx_clocksource broken?)
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:00:40 +0200
Cc: Yong Zhang <>,
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On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 06:58:09PM -0700, John Stultz wrote:

> Looking at arch/mips/pnx8550/common/time.c the pnx_clocksource never
> seems to be assigned a mult/shift value before it calls
> clocksource_register(). Clearly this is broken and I suspect this
> clocksource is never used.
> I was hoping to convert this driver over (its the last of 3
> remaining) to use clocksource_register_hz/khz() but I'm not sure
> what the actual frequency of the hardware should be. Is
> mips_hpt_frequency the right value here?
> Even so, if this is clocksource is never used, should it just be removed?

Iow PNX has not had a functioning clocksource for a very long time.  Equally
there has not been any user feedback for ages and I wonder if that makes the
PNX code a candidate for removal.

Any remaining PNX users should raise their voice now or PNX will be
toast.  Soon.


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