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[v3,4/4] clk: dt: Introduce always-on clock domain documentation

Message ID 1424799222-9301-5-git-send-email-lee.jones@linaro.org
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Lee Jones Feb. 24, 2015, 5:33 p.m. UTC
Signed-off-by: Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org>
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+Always-on Clock Domain
+
+Some hardware contains bunches of clocks which must never be turned
+off.  If drivers a) fail to obtain a reference to any of these or b)
+give up a previously obtained reference during suspend, the common clk
+framework will attempt to disable them and the hardware can fail
+irrecoverably.  Usually the only way to recover from these failures is
+to restart.
+
+To avoid either of these two scenarios from catastrophically disabling
+an otherwise perfectly healthy running system, an always-on clock
+domain has been provided.  In this implementation clocks are consumed
+and references are taken, thus preventing them from being shut down by
+the framework.
+
+This binding is not to be abused.  It is only to be used to protect
+platforms from being crippled by gated clocks, not as a convenience
+function to avoid using clk_disable_unused.
+
+We use the generic clock bindings found in:
+  Documentation/devicetree/bindings/clock/clock-bindings.txt
+
+Required properties:
+- compatible : Must be "clk-always-on"
+
+Example:
+
+icn {
+	compatible = "clk-always-on";
+	clocks = <&clk_s_c0_flexgen CLK_ICN_SBC>,
+		 <&clk_s_c0_flexgen CLK_ICN_LMI>,
+		 <&clk_s_c0_flexgen CLK_ICN_CPU>,
+		 <&clk_s_c0_flexgen CLK_TX_ICN_DMU>,
+		 <&clk_s_a0_flexgen CLK_IC_LMI0>,
+};