[PATCH v5 14/14] ARM: OMAP2+: gpmc: writeprotect helper

Tony Lindgren tony at atomide.com
Thu Jun 14 05:36:25 EDT 2012

* Mohammed, Afzal <afzal at ti.com> [120614 01:59]:
> Hi Tony,
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 21:58:53, Hunter, Jon wrote:
> > > Presently there are no peripherals in mainline turning on writeprotect,
> > > initially intention was to just disable writeprotect at the end of probe
> > > and not provide platforms opportunity to enable writeprotect as none
> > > need it, still a provision has been provided for platform to enable it.
> > > 
> > > Probably these to be taken care when there is a requirement.
> > 
> > Ok, but I am still not happy about this. So I did find that our
> > omap2420h4 board does route the write protect to both NOR and NAND.
> > Therefore, it does appear to be a valid use-case that multiple child
> > devices can share the write-protect. So maybe we do not need to reserve
> > the write-protect like we are doing for chip-selects, but I think that
> :
> > devices should indicate if they use the write-protect pin and we should
> > either have this "enable on boot" as a global setting not specific to a
> > child device or ensure that multiple devices using the wp have the same
> > configuration of the wp on boot. In other words, if one device says
> > enable on boot and the other does not, then warn.
> Which one of Jon's above suggestions would you prefer,
> i.e.
> writeprotect as a global setting for all devices
> Or
> Ensure that multiple devices using wp have same configuration
> Or anything else you have in mind ?

If it's shared it can cause undesired effects on the mounted rootfs
if one device changes it. So some kind of checking for a shared case
should be available before a device is allowed to change it.


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