[PATCH] Module argument to control whether intel-spi-pci attempts to turn the SPI flash chip writeable

Daniel Gutson daniel at eclypsium.com
Mon Aug 3 08:58:23 EDT 2020

On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 7:27 AM Mika Westerberg
<mika.westerberg at linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 03, 2020 at 11:18:12AM +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > On Mon, 3 Aug 2020 at 10:57, Mika Westerberg
> > <mika.westerberg at linux.intel.com> wrote:
> > > I think instead of this we should simply make it so that the driver
> > > never tries to make the chip writable.
> >
> > I think this is a good idea, but I wasn't sure if it was an acceptable
> > behaviour change. Should the driver still try to set BCR_WPD when
> > writing an image (i.e. defer the setting of write enable until later),
> > or just not set the BCR register at all? I think your last comment was
> > the latter, but wanted to check.
> I would say not set it at all. I think it was (my) mistake to set it in
> the first place.

Do you want me to remove the module parameter from intel-spi too and
do the same?

Daniel Gutson
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