[PATCH v5 0/8] mtd: spi-nor: add a new framework for SPI NOR

Brian Norris computersforpeace at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 20:36:03 PDT 2014

+ Lee, Marek

Hi Huang,

On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 11:39:40PM -0700, Brian Norris wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 04:13:51PM +0800, Huang Shijie wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 06:37:34PM +0800, Huang Shijie wrote:
> >    Could you please review this patch set? I really hope it can be merged
> >    as soon as possibel.  But now, the patch set has stalled for a long time.
> I'm sorry for the delay. Others are in the same position of delay (e.g.,
> Lee's SPI-NOR driver), because I simply have not had the time to really
> devote this the attention it deserves, especially considering how it
> rearchitects such an important, commonly-used driver.
> Nonetheless, I will try to give your patches some more attention soon.
> >    Since you have pushed the patches for m25p80.c, i have to rebase this
> >    patch set again and again...
> You mean locally? I promise you, I can handle rebasing on my reviewing
> end for small one-line conflicts like new chip IDs, so don't rebase and
> resend simply for that. Unless I find substantive things that you should
> change, I'd only expect at most one more rebase to be necessary.

Unfortunately, I did not get the time to review and test this
sufficiently for the 3.15 merge window, but to avoid further delay, I've
queued it up in l2-mtd.git [1] under its own branch for now. I rebased
it myself, to accommodate for changes to m25p80.c since your submission.
Please take a look at the branch.

If all goes well, I should merge the spinor branch into master some time
after the 3.15 merge window closes, so it will get linux-next testing.
For any additional comments/corrections (I have a few), please just
submit patches on top, rather than resending the whole series.

Marek, what was your opinion on this series? Last response I saw was
"looking good"; is that an Ack? Or did you have any more gating

Personally, I think it looks ready enough, and it's better to merge this
than not. I was able to test with my platforms, with no regression.

Lee, I have a few patches that do some trivial unification of your ST
SPI FSM driver and the SPI-NOR framework. I plan to send these out
soon, and I will begin applying any ST-FSM patches to the same spinor
branch along with Huang's code. I hope that you can spend some effort on
improving integration within the next few months in preparation for
3.16, when I expect this to all go upstream.


[1] branch spinor, at http://git.infradead.org/l2-mtd.git

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