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SubjectRe: [spi-devel-general] [PATCH] drivers/misc: add driver for TexasInstruments DAC7512
On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 12:31:46PM -0400, H Hartley Sweeten wrote:
> On Wednesday, October 07, 2009 1:01 PM, Daniel Mack wrote:
> > This is actually too trivial to publish, but to export the function of
> > that chip to the userspace, a module like this is needed.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Daniel Mack <daniel@caiaq.de>
> > Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> > Cc: David Brownell <dbrownell@users.sourceforge.net>
> > Cc: spi-devel-general@lists.sourceforge.net
> > ---
>
> [snip]
>
> > +static ssize_t dac7512_store_val(struct device *dev,
> > + struct device_attribute *attr,
> > + const char *buf, size_t count)
> > +{
> > + struct spi_device *spi = to_spi_device(dev);
> > + unsigned char tmp[2];
> > + unsigned long val;
> > +
> > + if (strict_strtoul(buf, 10, &val) < 0)
> > + return -EINVAL;
> > +
> > + tmp[0] = val >> 8;
> > + tmp[1] = val & 0xff;
> > + spi_write(spi, tmp, sizeof(tmp));
> > + return count;
> > +}
> > +
> > +static DEVICE_ATTR(value, S_IWUSR | S_IRUGO,
> > + NULL, dac7512_store_val);
>
> You have declared the "value" device attribute with mode S_IWUSR | S_IRUGO
> but have not provided a show callback.

That's true, and acutally on purpose. I would have needed a private data
structure to allocate which I didn't do because I didn't need that. The
approach is purely write-only, especially beacuse the hardware also does
not provide a way to read back the current value.

Daniel


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