[Question] m25p80 driver versus spi clock rate

Steven A. Falco sfalco at harris.com
Wed Jun 24 10:25:20 EDT 2009

David Brownell wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 June 2009, Steven A. Falco wrote:
>> m25p80 spi0.0: invalid bits-per-word (0)
>> This message comes from spi_ppc4xx_setupxfer.  I believe your patch
>> is doing what you intended (i.e. forcing an initial call to
>> spi_ppc4xx_setupxfer), but it exposes an OF / SPI linkage problem.
>> Namely, of_register_spi_devices does not support a bits-per-word
>> property, so bits-per-word is zero.
> Bits-per-word == 0 must be interpreted as == 8.
> Simple bug in the ppc4xx code.  It currently rejects
> values other than 8.

Ok - I'll post a patch for that.  Your changes to bitbang_work look
good.  I'm not clear on why you first set do_setup = -1 but later
use do_setup = 1.  Perhaps they should both be "1".  Other than that,

Acked-by: Steven A. Falco <sfalco at harris.com>

> Speaking of spi_ppc4xx issues ... I still have an oldish
> copy in my review queue, it needs something like the
> appended patch.  (Plus something to accept bpw == 0.)
> Is there a newer version?

That is a question for Stefan.  Perhaps when I post my patch
to the PPC list, we can move this further along...


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