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Old 10-26-2010, 03:23 AM   #1
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Access SPI within kernel space

I have spidev driver compiled, which i do have /dev/spidevx.x exist at my filesystem. Accessing through spi within userspace is working, but now I need to access spi from kernel space.

Upon machine_halt(), I need to access spi to write and read something. Within kernel space i found the function 'spi_write_then_read' which it ask for spi_device.

Where can I obtain the spi_device pointer from? Initially I try to get it from my platform_device, under platform_device i have .dev which is struct device.

Obtaining the device, i can convert it to spi_device by using to_spi_device(). Then I try to set the chipselect etc at spi_device.

After that, I try to spi_write_then_read() but i caught a kernel dump mention "Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference"

My question is, is that a proper way to obtain spi_device? What should i do to access spi within kernel space?
Old 10-29-2010, 02:30 PM   #2
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In your SPI device driver, how to convert from device structure to spi_device structure? This is key.
Old 03-28-2012, 03:04 AM   #3
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you can compile spidev.h,spidev.c to be a .ko module.

may be you can compile spidev.h,spidev.c to be a .ko module.
modify spidev.c with your own message transfer protocol.



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