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Date:   Thu, 9 Nov 2017 00:00:55 +0000
From:   "Levin, Alexander (Sasha Levin)" <>
To:     Mark Brown <>
CC:     "Levin, Alexander (Sasha Levin)" <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
        Jiada Wang <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH AUTOSEL for-4.9 04/53] spi: imx: adjust watermark level
 according to transfer length

On Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 11:11:11PM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
>On Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 10:48:14PM +0000, Levin, Alexander (Sasha Levin) wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 10:11:02PM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
>> >expose problems if we start using it.  If you look at the history of the
>> >driver there's some quirks were added later on for example, and I didn't
>> >check the DMA controller drivers or anything and obviously can't see any
>> >out of tree code users may have.
>> I'm considering these commits to be on the safer side because they're
>> much older than the ones Greg usually grabs. There were no upstream
>> fixes to this commit for 10 months now, and given the code changes
>> upstream in that subsystem, this patch seemed to be safe to backport.
>Like I say I'm seeing some potentially relevant variant handling added
>later and you also have to consider the DMA drivers it might be used
>with (imx-dma looks safe but perhaps there's other things, never mind
>out of tree code).  It just doesn't feel good.
>We have also had problems in the past with SPI performance enhancements
>exposing exising problems elsewhere though not so much with this sort of
>area so I'm less worried about that.

Sure, I'll drop it. Thanks!



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