Generic MMC-over-SPI binding?

Robert Schwebel r.schwebel at
Wed Jan 9 03:11:20 EST 2008

On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 03:22:00PM +0100, Simon Richter wrote:
> in an embedded system similar to the lite5200 board, there is an MMC 
> card socket connected to one of the PSCs. Ideally, I'd like to express 
> this fact via the device tree and have the kernel bind the mmc-spi 
> driver to the SPI interface, but I cannot find any place where to insert 
> this code that I feel comfortable with.
>   - It is not a board-specific thing, because any board can just use any 
> SPI bus for MMC.
>   - The mmc-spi driver appears to be platform independent, so I'm not 
> sure OF bindings should be added to it.
>   - The generic device tree scanning does not contain any special cases 
> yet, so I don't want to add one.
> My current thought is to create a new driver that just handles MMC on 
> PSCs in SPI mode by gluing all the relevant drivers together, but that 
> doesn't seem optimal to me either.

You know this driver?;a=blob;f=drivers/mmc/host/mmc_spi.c;h=365024b83d3da9df9b6e4f7a9d4cf6d216ba523d;hb=HEAD

Or is your question how to express this in the device tree?

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