Ang: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Setting GPIOs simultaneously

Anton Vorontsov avorontsov at
Wed Aug 5 01:33:07 EST 2009

On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 04:59:13PM +0200, Joakim Tjernlund wrote:
> hmm, this looks promising. Can I write my own board-specific-csm
> and attach it to the SPI CS engine?

Yes, you'd able to do it, but there is no such thing as SPI CS
engine, yet.

See the two options of how we can implement it:

Grant said that he like option "2.", but also said that we might
want to modify SPI requests (messages) before sending the data to
the outside world. I think that the option "1." fits better for
this task. Which means that implementation should be quite
trivial -- just another spi master driver.

> [...] the 8xxx SPI driver only looks for gpio functions.

Yes, and we should consider removing the gpio stuff too.

> Perhaps this is something that you are working on?

No, I don't need the feature right now (i.e. no board that I'm
working on needs this). But I know how to implement it (see the
link above).

Anton Vorontsov
email: cbouatmailru at

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