[PATCH 2/4] [OF] spi_of: add support for dedicated SPI constructors

Guennadi Liakhovetski g.liakhovetski at gmx.de
Thu May 22 05:20:27 EST 2008

On Wed, 21 May 2008, Grant Likely wrote:

> If some behaviour is entirely board specific and doesn't have any
> possibility of being duplicated on other boards, then it makes sense
> for the code implementing that behaviour to live with the platform
> code.

Exactly - "entirely board specific" and "doesn't have any possibility of 
being duplicated on other boards."

> > What good is an OF-binding if it doesn't provide complete information?
> It still increases the amount of common code even if there are rare
> corner cases that require board specific code.

Right again - _rare_ corner cases. Whereas we are talking about _all_ SPI 
busses, maybe apart from those, where the controller itself switches CSs 
in a well-defined way, and the driver doesn't need any additional 
information to handle this.

Guennadi Liakhovetski, Ph.D.
Freelance Open-Source Software Developer

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