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SubjectRe: [patch 2.6.27-git] spi_gpio driver
On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 1:24 PM, David Brownell <> wrote:
> From: David Brownell <>
> Generalize the old at91rm9200 "bootstrap" bitbanging SPI master driver
> as "spi_gpio", so it works with arbitrary GPIOs and can be configured
> through platform_data. Such SPI masters support:
> - any number of bus instances (bus_num is the
> - any number of chipselects (one GPIO per spi_device)
> - all four SPI_MODE values, and SPI_CS_HIGH
> - i/o word sizes from 1 to 32 bits;
> - devices configured as with any other spi_master controller
> When configured using platform_data, this provides relatively low clock
> rates. On platforms that support inlined GPIO calls, significantly
> improved transfer speeds are also possible with a semi-custom driver.
> (It's still painful when accessing flash memory, but less so.)
> Sanity checked by using this version to replace both native controllers
> on a board with six different SPI slaves, relying on three different
> SPI_MODE_* values and both SPI_CS_HIGH settings for correct operation.
> Signed-off-by: David Brownell <>

Works fine on SuperH together with the mmc_spi driver. Thanks!

Acked-by: Magnus Damm <>

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