[PATCH 0/4] spi: s3c64xx: fix DT binding breakage
Naveen Krishna Ch
naveenkrishna.ch at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 08:50:38 PDT 2014
On 16 July 2014 20:49, Javier Martinez Canillas
<javier.martinez at collabora.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello Mark,
> The s3c64xx SPI driver DT binding is currently broken. Commit
> 3146bee ("spi: s3c64xx: Added provision for dedicated cs pin")
> added a new "cs-gpio" property and made it a requirement in
> order to make the driver behave in the same way that it used to.
> The motivation of the offending commit was to allow boards that
> want to use the native chip select (instead of a GPIO) to work
> with the s3c64xx SPI driver. Something that was not possible
> before since the driver made it mandatory to specify a GPIO.
> Unfortunately the commit also changed the driver defaults since
> now besides specifying a GPIO, it makes mandatory to also specify
> that a GPIO is used while the default used to be the opposite.
> That mean that old FDT are not working anymore after 3146bee
> so DT backward compatibility was not ensured by that commit.
> This is a follow-up series from a previous one posted by Naveen
> Krishna  which attempts to solve the issue.
> The feedback from Naveen's series was that the patches did not
> provide a clear explanation about the rationale and goal of both
> the series as a whole and the individual changes .
> So I tried to take Navee's series and rework them to provide
> an easier to understand patch series.
> The series is composed of the following patches:
> Javier Martinez Canillas (1):
> Revert "spi: s3c64xx: Added provision for dedicated cs pin"
> Naveen Krishna Chatradhi (3):
> spi: s3c64xx: use the generic SPI "cs-gpios" property
> spi: samsung: Update binding documentation
> ARM: DTS: fix the chip select gpios definition in the SPI nodes
I should have mentioned what was the issue being fixed. Your
explanation is very clear. I'm working on getting the terminology correct.
> .../devicetree/bindings/spi/spi-samsung.txt | 8 ++--
> arch/arm/boot/dts/exynos4210-smdkv310.dts | 2 +-
> arch/arm/boot/dts/exynos4412-trats2.dts | 2 +-
> arch/arm/boot/dts/exynos5250-smdk5250.dts | 2 +-
> drivers/spi/spi-s3c64xx.c | 54 ++++++++++------------
> 5 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 38 deletions(-)
> Patch 01/04 reverts the offending commit since it not only broke
> the DT binding but also introduced a confusing "cs-gpio" property
> while the driver already used a property with the same name.
> Patch 02/04 fixes the DT binding for good by using the SPI core
> "cs-gpios" property to specify the chip select GPIO instead of
> using a custom property only used by this driver. This change
> breaks backward compatibility but this has been broken for more
> than a year and nobody complained so I think it's safe to change
> it again in favor of using standard DT binding properties.
> A benefit of Patch 02/04 is that it allows DT and legacy boards
> that need to use the built-in CS instead of a GPIO to work with
> the driver which was the original motivation of the broken commit.
> Patch 03/04 updates the driver binding documentation accordingly
> and patch 04/04 updates all the DTS board files in mainline.
> Best regards,
> : http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-samsung-soc/msg34163.html
> : http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-samsung-soc/msg34309.html
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