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SubjectRe: [PATCH] spi: xilinx: Use standard num-cs binding
Hi Mark,

On 03/08/2015 08:00 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 01:55:14PM +0100, Michal Simek wrote:
>> Use standard num-cs binding property and setup
>> "xlnx,num-ss-bits" as deprecated.
>
> Why? These properties mean different things - num-cs is a bit confused
> and is the total number of available chip selects for the system (which
> could include GPIOs) while num-ss-bits is the size of the bitfield
> (which could include things not actually mapped out properly/successfully
> or something if the hardware designers were feeling particularly inspired).

I was checking meaning of num-ss-bits and meaning is Number of slaves (taking
explanation from Vivado 2014.4) Range 1-32.
http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/ip_documentation/axi_spi/v1_02_a/axi_spi_ds742.pdf
Table 1 - page 4

Checking through the hw design every pin is connected to device to do chip select.
That's why I think that num-cs (based on spi-bus.txt) is the right property.

Of course hw guys can use decoder from these bits and we could use binding
as is used in cadence spi (is-decoded-cs)

> I'm not convinced num-cs ever made any sense.

Does it mean that num-cs property used by 11 SPI drivers is just incorrect?

Based on Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/spi-bus.txt it is the part of binding
- num-cs : total number of chipselects

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks,
Michal




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