Re: [RFC PATCH 1/2] spi: Add support for Zynq QSPI controller

From: Harini Katakam
Date: Thu Jul 10 2014 - 07:55:25 EST

Hi Geert,

On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 4:55 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven
<geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Harini,
> On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:33 PM, Harini Katakam
> <harinikatakamlinux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 3:12 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven
>> <geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Harini Katakam
>>> <harinikatakamlinux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>> + master->mode_bits = SPI_CPOL | SPI_CPHA | SPI_RX_DUAL | SPI_RX_QUAD |
>>>>> Your driver advertises Dual/Quad SPI Transfer capabilities, but it doesn't
>>>>> check spi_transfer.[tr]x_nbits? How can it determine when to enable Dual/Quad?
>>>> Here the driver is just giving information that the controller support it.
>>>> The MTD layer enables dual/quad based on what the flash supports; quad
>>>> being the first priority
>>>> I understand that the spi core reads rx, tx-bus-width property and
>>>> master support flags and
>>>> performs the necessary checks.
>>> That's correct: as long as the rx, tx-bus-width properties do not indicate a
>>> Dual or Quad wiring, it won't be used.
>>> However, based on schematics, someone may set the rx, tx-bus-width properties
>>> to 4, which is correct, as DT describes the hardware. But this will fail to
>>> work.
>>> So I think it's safer not to announce Dual/Quad support in the driver until
>>> the actual driver support is there.
>> OK. Correct me if I'm wrong but announcing this support in master->flags is
>> just to say the controller supports it - Like Punnaiah mentioned in the other
>> mail, nothing specific needs to be done from the controller driver to enable
>> dual/quad support. This is at the SOC/IP level.
>> I agree it might or might not be supported at board-level.
> IC. So this is not a generic SPI controller, but a controller meant for QSPI
> FLASHes? I.e. if you would connect a different device, the controller may
> unexpectedly use Dual or Quad mode if it sees a byte fly by that looks like
> a Quad SPI FLASH read command?

Yes. It would.

>> But that's based on the user's hardware. Should master->flags
>> really take this into consideration?
> You mean master->mode_bits?

Yes, i mean mode_bits. That was typo.

>> BTW, I dint see master->mode_bits being used anywhere at the moment.
> It is used to match SPI controller and slave features, cfr. spi_setup() in
> drivers/spi/spi.c.
> If Dual/Quad is supported, the bits should be set. Else spi_setup() will
> clear the bits in the SPI slave's mode field, disabling Dual/Quad transfers.


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