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From: Chris Ruehl <>
To: Mark Brown <>
Cc: Sascha Hauer <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] spi-imx: imx6q add single burst transfer support
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:27:25 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wednesday, June 01, 2016 10:32 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 01, 2016 at 03:09:13PM +0800, Chris Ruehl wrote:
>> On Wednesday, June 01, 2016 02:54 PM, Sascha Hauer wrote:
>>>> The patch add support for single burst transfer where chipselect will
>>>> hold active until transfer completes with a limit to 2^7 words transferred.
>>>> The single-burst-mode need set the burstlength in ECSPI_CONREG.BURST_LENGTH
>>>> and clear the ecspi channel related ss_ctl flag in ECSPI_CONFIGREG.SS_CTL.
>>>> The single-burst-mode is disabled by default. The activation from spidev
>>> Erm, no. This is not acceptable in many ways. First of all the SPI API
>>> between the kernel and userspace is driver agnostic. There is simply no
>>> place for passing driver specific quirks from userspace to the spi-imx
>>> driver. Then there is no API change needed because the way SPI
>>> messages should be translated to the wire is well defined, the spi-imx
>>> driver is just doing it wrong in this case which might be worth fixing.
>>> This could be done without passing a "do it right" flag to the driver.
>> I expected AND except the "NO" on this!
>> But the userspace interface (xfer) does not have anything else then
>> tx,rx-buf cs_change delay.. to carry infos forward to the driver.
> That's absolutely fine.  The "new" behaviour which you are introducing
> is the standard behaviour, the fact that the driver currently does
> anything different is just a very bad bug in the driver.  Instead of
> introducing a new option to provide a driver specific "make it work"
> quirk that users must activate you should fix the driver to perform
> correctly as standard.


thanks for that explanation. I did not feel in the position to overrule
the current behaviour of the driver.
So if you agree that the change I did is acceptable as standard I going
to update the patch in the way to do so.


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      parent reply	other threads:[~2016-06-02  1:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-06-01  4:50 Chris Ruehl
     [not found] ` <>
2016-06-01  5:06   ` Chris Ruehl
2016-06-01  6:54   ` Sascha Hauer
     [not found]     ` <>
2016-06-01  7:09       ` Chris Ruehl
     [not found]         ` <>
2016-06-01 14:32           ` Mark Brown
     [not found]             ` <>
2016-06-02  1:27               ` Chris Ruehl [this message]

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