Re: [RFC PATCH v2 5/6] spi: Add QuadSPI driver for Atmel SAMA5D2

From: Boris Brezillon
Date: Wed Aug 01 2018 - 15:57:40 EST

Hi Mark,

On Wed, 1 Aug 2018 18:27:47 +0100
Mark Brown <broonie@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 03:16:08PM +0200, Piotr Bugalski wrote:
> > Kernel contains QSPI driver strongly tied to MTD and nor-flash memory.
> > New spi-mem interface allows usage also other memory types, especially
> > much larger NAND with SPI interface. This driver works as SPI controller
> > and is not related to MTD, however can work with NAND-flash or other
> > peripherals using spi-mem interface.
> This is fine from a SPI point of view

Cool. There are still 2 things I think should be addressed before
merging the driver:
1/ Fixing the SoB tag to match the author (problem reported by
2/ Getting this patch [1] merged and implementing the ->get_name() hook
in this driver so that SPI NOR devs declared to the MTD layer keep
the same name after the transition to spi-mem and mtdparts= passed on
the cmdline keep working. Without this in place we're likely to
break a few setups :-/.

> but I'd like to apply it directly
> to the SPI tree rather than ack it for merge via the MTD tree - can we
> work something out with a shared branch or something?

Sure, I can provide an immutable tag for you to pull and I'll add my
acks on those patches once the 2 things I mentioned above are