Re: [PATCH v2 5/5] ARM: dts: ls1021a-tsn: Use the DSPI controller in poll mode
From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Wed Sep 11 2019 - 03:00:20 EST
On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 8:34 AM Shawn Guo <shawnguo@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 09:16:39PM +0300, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> > On Tue, 27 Aug 2019 at 21:13, Mark Brown <broonie@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 09:06:14PM +0300, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 27 Aug 2019 at 21:05, Mark Brown <broonie@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > > On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 04:10:51PM +0300, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> > >
> > > > > > I noticed you skipped applying this patch, and I'm not sure that Shawn
> > > > > > will review it/take it.
> > > > > > Do you have a better suggestion how I can achieve putting the DSPI
> > > > > > driver in poll mode for this board? A Kconfig option maybe?
> > >
> > > > > DT changes go through the relevant platform trees, not the
> > > > > subsystem trees, so it's not something I'd expect to apply.
> > >
> > > > But at least is it something that you expect to see done through a
> > > > device tree change?
> > >
> > > Well, it's not ideal - if it performs better all the time the
> > > driver should probably just do it unconditionally. If there's
> > > some threashold where it tends to perform better then the driver
> > > should check for that but IIRC it sounds like the interrupt just
> > > isn't at all helpful here.
> > I can't seem to find any situation where it performs worse. Hence my
> > question on whether it's a better idea to condition this behavior on a
> > Kconfig option rather than a DT blob which may or may not be in sync.
> DT is a description of hardware not condition for software behavior,
> where module parameter is usually used for.
DT says the interrupt line is wired.
The driver should know if it should make use of the interrupt, or not.
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