RE: [PATCH V5 1/4] spi: tegra114: add support for gpio based CS
From: Sowjanya Komatineni
Date: Tue May 14 2019 - 13:20:40 EST
> Subject: Re: [PATCH V5 1/4] spi: tegra114: add support for gpio based CS
> On 14/05/2019 06:03, Sowjanya Komatineni wrote:
> > This patch adds support for GPIO based CS control through SPI core
> > function spi_set_cs.
> > Signed-off-by: Sowjanya Komatineni <skomatineni@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Can you elaborate on the use-case where this is needed? I am curious what platforms are using this and why they would not use the dedicated CS signals.
Tegra SPI doesnât support inter byte delay directly to meet some SPI slave requirements.
So we use GPIO control CS in parallel with a dummy HW CS and use inactive cycles delay of SPI controller to mimic inter byte delay.
Currently we donât have specific SPI slave on upstream supported platforms but considering raspberry PI header where SPI I/F is exposed to pins it allows user to connect any SPI slave and this helps for some slaves that need specific inter byte delay.