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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6] spi: Add SPI driver for Mikrotik RB4xx series boards
On Thu, Apr 09, 2015 at 11:31:12PM +0200, Bert Vermeulen wrote:
> On 04/06/2015 06:39 PM, Mark Brown wrote:> On Mon, Apr 06, 2015 at

> > I queried this on a previous version and asked for the code to be better
> > documented...

> I documented it in the commit message:

I'm asking for the *code* to be better documented. Right now it's just
raising obvious questions which are at best going to cost people time
digging for the reasons.

> The m25p80-compatible boot flash and (some models) MMC use regular SPI,
> bitbanged as required by the SoC. However the SPI-connected CPLD has
> a "fast write" mode, in which two bits are transferred by SPI clock
> cycle. The second bit is transmitted with the SoC's CS2 pin.

> Protocol drivers using this fast write facility signal this by setting
> the cs_change flag on transfers.

> The cs_change flag is used here instead of the openwrt version's
> spi_transfer.fast_write flag. The CPLD driver sets this flag on a
> per-transfer basis.

No, this is broken - it's abusing a standard API in a way that's
completly incompatible with the meaning of that API which is obviously a
very bad idea, especially since good practice is to offload the
implementation of that standard API to the core. It *sounds* like
you're just trying to implement two wire mode which does have a standard
API, please use that.
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