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SubjectApplied "spi: dw: add compatible for Amazon's Alpine spi controller" to the spi tree
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From d49a30366793210cd64759edcdf7099a2e32efd6 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Talel Shenhar <>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 14:20:06 +0300
Subject: [PATCH] spi: dw: add compatible for Amazon's Alpine spi controller

This compatible 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 manual control of 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 new device compatible
string called 'amazon,alpine-dw-apb-ssi'. Once the driver identifies the
new compatible string, it enables the hw fixup logic, by writing to a
dedicated register found in the IP reserved area and will start manual
deselecting the Slave Select Register when the transfer ends.

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

diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/snps,dw-apb-ssi.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/snps,dw-apb-ssi.txt
index 642d3fb1ef85..2864bc6b659c 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/snps,dw-apb-ssi.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/snps,dw-apb-ssi.txt
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ Synopsys DesignWare AMBA 2.0 Synchronous Serial Interface.

Required properties:
- compatible : "snps,dw-apb-ssi" or "mscc,<soc>-spi", where soc is "ocelot" or
- "jaguar2"
+ "jaguar2", or "amazon,alpine-dw-apb-ssi"
- reg : The register base for the controller. For "mscc,<soc>-spi", a second
register set is required (named ICPU_CFG:SPI_MST)
- interrupts : One interrupt, used by the controller.
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