Commit 2604288f authored by David Brownell's avatar David Brownell Committed by Linus Torvalds
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spi kerneldoc update

This adds kerneldoc to the SPI framework.  The "spi_driver" and
"spi_board_info" structs were previously not described.
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Brownell <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent db7526f9
......@@ -139,6 +139,32 @@ struct spi_message;
* struct spi_driver - Host side "protocol" driver
* @probe: Binds this driver to the spi device. Drivers can verify
* that the device is actually present, and may need to configure
* characteristics (such as bits_per_word) which weren't needed for
* the initial configuration done during system setup.
* @remove: Unbinds this driver from the spi device
* @shutdown: Standard shutdown callback used during system state
* transitions such as powerdown/halt and kexec
* @suspend: Standard suspend callback used during system state transitions
* @resume: Standard resume callback used during system state transitions
* @driver: SPI device drivers should initialize the name and owner
* field of this structure.
* This represents the kind of device driver that uses SPI messages to
* interact with the hardware at the other end of a SPI link. It's called
* a "protocol" driver because it works through messages rather than talking
* directly to SPI hardware (which is what the underlying SPI controller
* driver does to pass those messages). These protocols are defined in the
* specification for the device(s) supported by the driver.
* As a rule, those device protocols represent the lowest level interface
* supported by a driver, and it will support upper level interfaces too.
* Examples of such upper levels include frameworks like MTD, networking,
* MMC, RTC, filesystem character device nodes, and hardware monitoring.
struct spi_driver {
int (*probe)(struct spi_device *spi);
int (*remove)(struct spi_device *spi);
......@@ -668,7 +694,37 @@ static inline ssize_t spi_w8r16(struct spi_device *spi, u8 cmd)
* parport adapters, or microcontrollers acting as USB-to-SPI bridges.
/* board-specific information about each SPI device */
* struct spi_board_info - board-specific template for a SPI device
* @modalias: Initializes spi_device.modalias; identifies the driver.
* @platform_data: Initializes spi_device.platform_data; the particular
* data stored there is driver-specific.
* @controller_data: Initializes spi_device.controller_data; some
* controllers need hints about hardware setup, e.g. for DMA.
* @irq: Initializes spi_device.irq; depends on how the board is wired.
* @max_speed_hz: Initializes spi_device.max_speed_hz; based on limits
* from the chip datasheet and board-specific signal quality issues.
* @bus_num: Identifies which spi_master parents the spi_device; unused
* by spi_new_device(), and otherwise depends on board wiring.
* @chip_select: Initializes spi_device.chip_select; depends on how
* the board is wired.
* @mode: Initializes spi_device.mode; based on the chip datasheet, board
* wiring (some devices support both 3WIRE and standard modes), and
* possibly presence of an inverter in the chipselect path.
* When adding new SPI devices to the device tree, these structures serve
* as a partial device template. They hold information which can't always
* be determined by drivers. Information that probe() can establish (such
* as the default transfer wordsize) is not included here.
* These structures are used in two places. Their primary role is to
* be stored in tables of board-specific device descriptors, which are
* declared early in board initialization and then used (much later) to
* populate a controller's device tree after the that controller's driver
* initializes. A secondary (and atypical) role is as a parameter to
* spi_new_device() call, which happens after those controller drivers
* are active in some dynamic board configuration models.
struct spi_board_info {
/* the device name and module name are coupled, like platform_bus;
* "modalias" is normally the driver name.
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