[PATCH 3/4] spi: Add OF binding support for SPI busses
avorontsov at ru.mvista.com
Tue May 20 03:19:50 EST 2008
On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 07:09:00PM +0200, Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> On Mon, 19 May 2008 09:57:21 -0600
> "Grant Likely" <grant.likely at secretlab.ca> wrote:
> > On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 7:17 AM, Guennadi Liakhovetski
> > <g.liakhovetski at gmx.de> wrote:
> > > On Fri, 16 May 2008, Grant Likely wrote:
> > >
> > >> + However, the binding does not attempt to define the specific method for
> > >> + assigning chip select numbers. Since SPI chip select configuration is
> > >> + flexible and non-standardized, it is left out of this binding with the
> > >> + assumption that board specific platform code will be used to manage
> > >> + chip selects. Individual drivers can define additional properties to
> > >> + support describing the chip select layout.
> > >
> > > Yes, this looks like a problem to me. This means, SPI devices will need
> > > two bindings - OF and platform?... Maybe define an spi_chipselect
> > > OF-binding?
> > Actually, spi devices have *neither*. :-) They bind to the SPI bus.
> > Not the platform bus or of_platform bus. But that is Linux internal
> > details; this discussion is about device tree bindings.
> > Note that I did say that drivers can define additional properties for
> > supporting chip select changes as needed. I'm just not attempting to
> > encode them into the formal binding. There is simply just too many
> > different ways to manipulate chip select signals and so I don't feel
> > confident trying to define a *common* binding at this moment in time.
> > At some point in the future when we have a number of examples to
> > choose from then we can extend this binding with chip select related
> > properties.
> > As for the Linux internals, the 5200 SPI bus driver that I posted
> > exports a function that allows another driver to call in and
> > manipulated the CS lines before the transfer. It isn't the prettiest
> > solution, but I'm not locked into the approach and that gives some
> > time to consider cleaner interfaces.
> I sort of hesitate to hijack this thread, but since we're discussing SPI
> and chip selects...
> I have a driver for the SPI controller in the 440EPx. This controller
> is very simple and does not have any internal support for a chip select.
> The controller seems to also be in the 440GR and 440EP, and may be in
> other AMCC CPUs too.
> All chip selects must be done using GPIO. In fact, the board for which
> I developed this driver, a modified sequoia, actually uses 2 chip selects.
> My problem was, and is, that there's no generic GPIO support for powerpc.
> At least, not that I'm aware of. Please tell me if I'm wrong.
VIII - Specifying GPIO information for devices.
And include/linux/of_gpio.h + drivers/of/gpio.c.
Soon I'll post some patches for mpc83xx_spi showing how to use GPIOs
for the SPI chip selects.
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