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Subject[PATCH 1/2] dt-bindings: spi: dw: add cs-override property
Update the dw-apb-ssi binding document, to add an optional 'cs-override'
devicetree property.

This property adds the ability for dw spi controller driver to work with
the dw spi controller found on Alpine chips.

The dw spi controller has an auto-deselect of Chip-Select, in case there is
no data inside the Tx FIFO. While working on platforms with Alpine chips,
auto-deselect mode causes an issue for some spi devices that can't handle
the Chip-Select deselect in the middle of a transaction. It is a normal
behavior for a Tx FIFO to be empty in the middle of a transaction, due to
busy cpu. In the Alpine chip family an option to change the default
behavior was added to the original dw spi controller to prevent this issue
of de-asserting Chip-Select once TX FIFO is empty. The change was to allow
SW to force the Chip-Select. With this change, as long as the Slave Enable
Register is asserted, the Chip-Select will be asserted. As a result, it is
necessary to deselect the Slave Select Register once the transaction is
done. This feature is enabled via a device property called 'cs-override'.
Once the driver identifies the 'cs-override' property, it enables the hw
fixup logic, by writing to a dedicated register found in the IP reserved
area and will starts deselecting the Slave Select Register when the
transfer ends.

Signed-off-by: Talel Shenhar <>
Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <>
Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/snps,dw-apb-ssi.txt | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/snps,dw-apb-ssi.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/snps,dw-apb-ssi.txt
index 642d3fb..dd366f5 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/snps,dw-apb-ssi.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/snps,dw-apb-ssi.txt
@@ -14,6 +14,8 @@ Optional properties:
- num-cs : The number of chipselects. If omitted, this will default to 4.
- reg-io-width : The I/O register width (in bytes) implemented by this
device. Supported values are 2 or 4 (the default).
+- cs-override: Enable explicit Chip-Select deselect during transfer instead of
+ default auto-deselect upon tx FIFO becoming empty.

Child nodes as per the generic SPI binding.

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