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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2 9/9] spi: spidev: add Aardvark to device tree compatibility list
On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 02:58:43PM +0200, Amelie DELAUNAY wrote:
> On 06/28/2017 08:54 PM, Mark Brown wrote:

> > What does this device actually do and why is spidev a sensible fit for
> > it?

> This device is actually a debugging tool [1] which can work on SPI bus (and
> also I2C). Connected via USB on a PC, it can either acts as an SPI master or
> SPI slave and it can transmit/receive serial data using SPI protocol.
> Polarity, Phase, Bit Order, Frequency can be configured. So this tool is
> really useful during SPI driver development to troubleshoot. And that's why
> spidev driver totally fit for it when used as an SPI slave, for the reason
> described in spidev Documentation: "Developing simple protocols used to talk
> to" Aardvark "acting as SPI slaves, which you may need to change quite
> often".

This doesn't seem like something that should be in DT, it's a tool used
to implement or emulate other things and is no more specific than spidev
itself is. Whatever it is implementing or emulating should be in DT
instead.
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