[PATCH 00/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: AST2600 support and extensions
boris.brezillon at collabora.com
Fri Oct 11 17:45:22 AEDT 2019
On Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:47:45 +0000
Joel Stanley <joel at jms.id.au> wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Oct 2019 at 20:56, Boris Brezillon
> <boris.brezillon at collabora.com> wrote:
> > Hi Cedric,
> > On Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:59:03 +0200
> > Cédric Le Goater <clg at kaod.org> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > This series first extends the support for the Aspeed AST2500 and
> > > AST2400 SMC driver. It adds Dual Data support and read training giving
> > > the best read settings for a given chip. Support for the new AST2600
> > > SoC is added at the end.
> > >
> > > I understand that a new spi_mem framework exists and I do have an
> > > experimental driver using it. But unfortunately, it is difficult to
> > > integrate the read training. The Aspeed constraints are not compatible
> > > and i haven't had the time to extend the current framework.
> > Hm, I don't think that's a good reason to push new features to the
> > existing driver, especially since I asked others to migrate their
> > drivers to spi-mem in the past. I do understand your concerns, and I'll
> > let the SPI NOR/MTD maintainers make the final call, but I think it'd
> > be better for the SPI MEM ecosystem to think about this link-training
> > API (Vignesh needs it for the Cadence driver IIRC) rather than pushing
> > this kind of feature to spi-nor controller drivers.
> As Cedric mentioned, the OpenBMC project has been shipping the read
> training code for the ast2400/ast2400 for several years now. It would
> be great to see it in mainline.
> I think it's reasonable to ask for the driver to be moved to the
> spi-mem subsystem once it has the required APIs.
Except it won't have the necessary APIs unless someone works on it, and
adding this feature to existing spi-nor drivers won't help achieving
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