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Date:	Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:06:43 +0200
From:	Jiří Prchal <>
To:	Boris BREZILLON <>
CC:	Bo Shen <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ARM: at91: at91sam9x5: sets NPCS0 (PA14) back to GPIO


Dne 24.7.2014 v 16:26 Boris BREZILLON napsal(a):
> Hello Jiří,
> First of all, please try to use git format-patch when submitting a
> patch to any kernel mailing list.
Sorry for that.
> On Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:38:24 +0200
> Jiří Prchal <> wrote:
>> After ROMBOOT tries boot from flash on SPI0 NPCS0, this NPCS0 (PA14) remains set to PERIPH_A.
>> Because of that, this pin is unusable to something else.
>> This patch sets it back to GPIO.
> The policy is to leave pins in an unknown state till some peripheral
> need them.
> What are you trying to use this pin for ?
For chip select, but #3. And when SPI communicate with cs0 (PA22), it goes down too (PA14), so 2 devices on bus were 
> If you just want to use it as a chip select for an spi device, take a
> look at [1].
At [1] it's OK until as cs0 is for example PA22 and cs1 is PA14.
> Here the gpio is requested by the spi core when defining the cs-gpios
> property. The gpio controller then request the listed pins to the pin
> controller (pinctrl driver).
GPIO is not set in driver as GPIO, at least I didn't find it.
> You can explicitly define a new pinctrl state (by defining a new
> pinctrl_spi0_cs0 subnode in your dts file) and reference it in the
> spi0 node, though this is not mandatory.
> Best Regards,
> Boris
> [1]
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