clocksource: arm_arch_timer: rework PPI selection

Currently, the arch timer driver uses ARCH_TIMER_PHYS_SECURE_PPI to mean
the driver will use the secure PPI *and* potentially also use the
non-secure PPI. This is somewhat confusing.

For arm64 it never makes sense to use the secure PPI, but we do anyway,
inheriting this behaviour from 32-bit arm. For ACPI, we may not even
have a valid secure PPI, so we need to be able to only request the
non-secure PPI.

To that end, this patch reworks the timer driver so that we can request
the non-secure PPI alone. The PPI selection is split out into a new
function, arch_timer_select_ppi(), and verification of the selected PPI
is shifted out to callers (as DT may select the PPI by other means and
must handle this anyway).

We now consistently use arch_timer_has_nonsecure_ppi() to determine
whether we must manage a non-secure PPI *in addition* to a secure PPI.
When we only have a non-secure PPI, this returns false.

Signed-off-by: Fu Wei <>
Tested-by: Xiongfeng Wang <>
[Mark: reword commit message]
Signed-off-by: Mark Rutland <>
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