[PATCH v1 0/2] SPI-NOR add NPCM FIU controller driver

Boris Brezillon boris.brezillon at bootlin.com
Tue Dec 4 01:30:46 AEDT 2018

Hi Tomer;

On Mon, 3 Dec 2018 16:09:19 +0200
Tomer Maimon <tmaimon77 at gmail.com> wrote:

> A few comments/input:
>    1. We have been working on this driver for quite a long time to port it
>    to the latest Linux conventions, polish the code, run tests and reach high
>    quality.
>    Our partners and customers are waiting to get this driver upstream so
>    they can freely use it.

Your patch prefix says "v1", so I'm assuming this is the first public
version. I'm sure you spent a lot of time developing this driver
internally, but no matter how long it took, it's a first version for
us, and since we are moving away from the spi_nor controller interface,
I'm not willing to accept new drivers using this interface.

If you want more background about the spi_nor controller interface
deprecation, you can read [1].

>    Since this driver is already in final stages and is in very good shape
>    we will appreciate if you can review this specific driver/interface and
>    help us to upstream it.

Actually, I'd like to do it the other way around: let you rework the
driver to implement the spi-mem interface and review this version.
Otherwise I'll be reviewing things I don't intend to merge anyway.

>    2.  As for the new interface, we are open for any discussion and for
>    porting the driver as required.
>    We are unsure what is this specific interface and weather it really fits
>    a driver for a Flash Interface Controller module (rather than a SPI flash
>    device).

Didn't go through the code in details, but at first glance, it looks
like it would fit pretty well.

>    Is it possible to get a sample driver from another Flash Interface
>    Controller module that was ported to this new interface ?

We recently converted the atmel QSPI driver [2].




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