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Date:	Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:25:09 -0700
From:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,,
	Thomas Petazzoni <>,
	Sebastian Hesselbarth <>,
	Mark Brown <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.14 009/114] spi: orion: fix incorrect handling of cell-index DT property

3.14-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Thomas Petazzoni <>

commit e06871cd2c92e5c65d7ca1d32866b4ca5dd4ac30 upstream.

In commit f814f9ac5a81 ("spi/orion: add device tree binding"), Device
Tree support was added to the spi-orion driver. However, this commit
reads the "cell-index" property, without taking into account the fact
that DT properties are big-endian encoded.

Since most of the platforms using spi-orion with DT have apparently
not used anything but cell-index = <0>, the problem was not
visible. But as soon as one starts using cell-index = <1>, the problem
becomes clearly visible, as the master->bus_num gets a wrong value
(actually it gets the value 0, which conflicts with the first bus that
has cell-index = <0>).

This commit fixes that by using of_property_read_u32() to read the
property value, which does the appropriate endianness conversion when

Fixes: f814f9ac5a81 ("spi/orion: add device tree binding")
Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <>
Acked-by: Sebastian Hesselbarth <>
Signed-off-by: Mark Brown <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 drivers/spi/spi-orion.c |   10 ++++------
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/spi/spi-orion.c
+++ b/drivers/spi/spi-orion.c
@@ -404,8 +404,6 @@ static int orion_spi_probe(struct platfo
 	struct resource *r;
 	unsigned long tclk_hz;
 	int status = 0;
-	const u32 *iprop;
-	int size;
 	master = spi_alloc_master(&pdev->dev, sizeof(*spi));
 	if (master == NULL) {
@@ -416,10 +414,10 @@ static int orion_spi_probe(struct platfo
 	if (pdev->id != -1)
 		master->bus_num = pdev->id;
 	if (pdev->dev.of_node) {
-		iprop = of_get_property(pdev->dev.of_node, "cell-index",
-					&size);
-		if (iprop && size == sizeof(*iprop))
-			master->bus_num = *iprop;
+		u32 cell_index;
+		if (!of_property_read_u32(pdev->dev.of_node, "cell-index",
+					  &cell_index))
+			master->bus_num = cell_index;
 	/* we support only mode 0, and no options */

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