[PATCH v3 2/3] spi: atmel: update DT bindings documentation
cyrille.pitchen at atmel.com
Thu Jun 11 09:37:51 PDT 2015
Le 09/06/2015 19:25, Mark Brown a écrit :
> On Tue, Jun 09, 2015 at 01:53:53PM +0200, Cyrille Pitchen wrote:
>> - add new property "atmel,fifo-size"
> Why is this a property and not something we know from the IP version?
Please be aware that the VERSION register can not be used to guess the
size of FIFOs. Indeed, for a given hardware version, the SPI controller
can be integrated on Atmel SoCs with different FIFO sizes. Also the
"atmel,fifo-size" property is optional as older SPI controllers don't
embed FIFO at all.
Besides, the FIFO size can not be read or guessed from other registers:
When designing the FIFO feature, no dedicated registers were added to
store this size. Unused spaces in the I/O register range are limited and
better reserved for future usages. Instead, the FIFO size of each
peripheral is documented in the programmer datasheet.
Finally, on a given SoC, there can be several instances of the SPI
controller with different FIFO sizes. This explain why we'd rather use a
dedicated DT property than use the "compatible" property.
I hope these pieces of information will help to clarify this point.
Of course, we are open to other suggestions.
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