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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/23] mtd: st_spi_fsm: Add new device
Hi Huang Shijie,

On 11/28/2013 03:34 AM, Huang Shijie wrote:
> 于 2013年11月27日 19:52, Lee Jones 写道:
>> However, as we send entire 'message sequences' to the FSM Controller
>> as opposed to merely OPCODEs we would have to extract the OPCODE from
>> flash->command[0] and call our own functions to craft the correct
>> 'message sequence' for the task. For this reason we rejected the idea
>> and went with a stand-alone driver.
> could you send me the datasheet of your spi nor controller?
> I can change my code if it really not good enough.

I will reply to the "mtd: spi-nor" thread regarding the proposed framework, but
a couple of answers to your specific questions below.

> we can store the opcode to a field, such as spi_nor_write_op.
>> The framework which Huang is proposing suffers from the same issues.
>> Only providing read(), write(), read_reg() and write_reg() doesn't
>> work for our use-case, as we'd have to decode the flash->command[0] and
>> invoke our own internal routines as before.
>> The only framework with would work for us would consist almost all
>> of the important functions such as; read(), write(), erase(),
>> wait_busy(), read_jedec(), read_status_reg(), write_status_reg(),
>> read_control_reg(), write_control_reg(), etc. However, this approach
> read_jedec() can be replaced by read_reg(0x9f);
> read_status() can be replaced by read_reg(0x5);
> ....
> write_control_reg() can be replaced by write_reg(xx).

Unfortunately the H/W Controller in question comes with a few restrictions. One
restriction is that data must be read in multiples of 4 bytes. As such, it
would not be able to honour a call of "flash->read_reg(flash, OPCODE_RDID, id, 5);"

Of course, if the H/W driver knows that we are issuing a read_jedec() operation,
then it can make the assumption that over-reading is benign, and we can instead
read 8 bytes of data from the Flash device, and return 5 to the caller.
However, without knowing what operation is being requested, no such assumption
can be made.

> Please correct me if i am wrong.
> IMHO, the current four hooks for spi-nor{} can do all the things.
> read/write/read_reg/write_reg.

As it stands, the spi-nor framework cannot support the requirements of the
st_spi_fsm controller. I will go into further details on the "mtd: spi-nor" thread.



Angus Clark
ST Microelectronics (R&D) Ltd.
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