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Date:   Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:07:25 +0000
From:   Lee Jones <>
To:     Jon Hunter <>
        Brian Norris <>,
        Shawn Nematbakhsh <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] mfd: cros ec: spi: Don't send first message too soon

On Mon, 13 Nov 2017, Jon Hunter wrote:

> On the Tegra124 Nyan-Big chromebook the very first SPI message sent to
> the EC is failing.
> The Tegra SPI driver configures the SPI chip-selects to be active-high
> by default (and always has for many years). The EC SPI requires an
> active-low chip-select and so the Tegra chip-select is reconfigured to
> be active-low when the EC SPI driver calls spi_setup(). The problem is
> that if the first SPI message to the EC is sent too soon after
> reconfiguring the SPI chip-select, it fails.
> The EC SPI driver prevents back-to-back SPI messages being sent too
> soon by keeping track of the time the last transfer was sent via the
> variable 'last_transfer_ns'. To prevent the very first transfer being
> sent too soon, initialise the 'last_transfer_ns' variable after calling
> spi_setup() and before sending the first SPI message.
> Signed-off-by: Jon Hunter <>
> ---
> Looks like this issue has been around for several Linux releases now
> and it just depends on timing if this issue is seen or not and so there
> is no specific commit this fixes. However, would be good to include for
> v4.15.
>  drivers/mfd/cros_ec_spi.c | 1 +
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

Applied, thanks.

Lee Jones
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