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From: Haavard Skinnemoen <>
To: David Brownell <>
	Atsushi Nemoto <>,
Subject: Re: [spi-devel-general] atmel_spi clock polarity
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:49:18 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080218234918.3d09022a@siona> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 11:57:56 -0800
David Brownell <> wrote:

> On Monday 18 February 2008, Atsushi Nemoto wrote:
> > 	 IIRC the clock state follows
> > CSRn.CPOL just before the real transfer.
> No ... clock state should be valid *before* chipselect goes
> active.  So I'm thinking the patch from Haavard is likely
> the right change.

Hopefully it is...

> > CLK     ______________________|~|___|~~~|___|~~~|___|~~~|___
> ... and at T1 CPOL is changed??  That's wrong.  There should
> never be a partial clock period while a chipselect is active.
> While it's inactive, sure -- no chip should care.

...but what I'm afraid of is that since we're using GPIO chipselects,
the controller may _think_ that no chip is selected and change the
clock polarity just before it would pull the chipselect low if we were
using automatic chipselects...

If that's the case, it would be a bit strange if it actually helped to
initialize all the CSRn registers, but it would also offer us a nice

Atsushi, do you by any chance have debugging enabled? That would
explain the long delay from CS activation to the change of clock
polarity. Compared to printk() the DMA setup takes almost no time at

If you can confirm that my patch helps, I think that's the one we want
in mainline.


  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-18 22:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-16 13:32 Atsushi Nemoto
2008-02-18 11:42 ` Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-02-18 14:12   ` Atsushi Nemoto
2008-02-18 14:31     ` Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-02-20  5:21       ` Atsushi Nemoto
2008-02-20  9:34         ` Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-02-20  9:50           ` Atsushi Nemoto
2008-02-21  1:33             ` David Brownell
2008-02-21  1:32           ` David Brownell
2008-02-18 19:57     ` [spi-devel-general] " David Brownell
2008-02-18 22:49       ` Haavard Skinnemoen [this message]
2008-02-19 14:51         ` Atsushi Nemoto

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