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From: Serge Semin <>
To: Mark Brown <>
Cc: Serge Semin <>,,
Subject: [PATCH] spi: Clear SPI_CS_HIGH flag from bad_bits for GPIO chip-select
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:30:07 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

When GPIO chip-select is used nothing prevents any available SPI
controllers to work with both CS-high and traditional CS-low modes.
In fact the SPI bus core code already does it, so we don't need to
introduce any modification there. But spi_setup() still fails to
switch the interface settings if CS-high flag is set for the case
of GPIO-driven slave chip-select when the SPI controller doesn't
support the hardwired CS-inversion. Lets fix it by clearing the
SPI_CS_HIGH flag out from bad_bits (unsupported by controller) when
client chip is selected by GPIO.

This feature is useful for slave devices, which in accordance with
communication protocol can work with both active-high and active-low
chip-selects. I am aware of one such device. It is MMC-SPI interface,
when at init sequence the driver needs to perform a read operation with
low and high chip-select sequentially (requirement of 74 clock cycles
with both chipselect, see the mmc_spi driver for details).

Signed-off-by: Serge Semin <>
 drivers/spi/spi.c | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/spi/spi.c b/drivers/spi/spi.c
index 93986f879b09..49808892ef35 100644
--- a/drivers/spi/spi.c
+++ b/drivers/spi/spi.c
@@ -2943,6 +2943,11 @@ int spi_setup(struct spi_device *spi)
 	 * so it is ignored here.
 	bad_bits = spi->mode & ~(spi->controller->mode_bits | SPI_CS_WORD);
+	/* nothing prevents from working with active-high CS in case if it
+	 * is driven by GPIO.
+	 */
+	if (gpio_is_valid(spi->cs_gpio))
+		bad_bits &= ~SPI_CS_HIGH;
 	ugly_bits = bad_bits &

             reply	other threads:[~2019-04-26 10:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-04-26 10:30 Serge Semin [this message]
2019-04-27 17:32 ` Applied "spi: Clear SPI_CS_HIGH flag from bad_bits for GPIO chip-select" to the spi tree Mark Brown
2019-05-02  2:18 ` Mark Brown

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