Patchwork [PATCH/RFC,1/2] spi: flash: Add power method into flash platform data

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Submitter Stanimir Varbanov
Date Aug. 25, 2011, 1:29 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/111569/
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Stanimir Varbanov - Aug. 25, 2011, 1:29 p.m.
For embedded devices or devices sensible to the power consumption
is reasonable to have a way to control the flash chips power. This
change in flash_platform_data makes possible to control the power
supply of the flash memory chip by adding a "power" method to it.

The platform then could attach a callback and control power supply
by it's choice. For example by other regulator driver, GPIO or
do nothing.

Signed-off-by: Stanimir Varbanov <>
 include/linux/spi/flash.h |    4 ++++
 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)


diff --git a/include/linux/spi/flash.h b/include/linux/spi/flash.h
index 3f22932..045a6fc 100644
--- a/include/linux/spi/flash.h
+++ b/include/linux/spi/flash.h
@@ -10,6 +10,7 @@  struct mtd_partition;
  * @nr_parts: number of mtd_partitions for static partitoning
  * @type: optional flash device type (e.g. m25p80 vs m25p64), for use
  *	with chips that can't be queried for JEDEC or other IDs
+ * @power: method called to enable or disable Vcc
  * Board init code (in arch/.../mach-xxx/board-yyy.c files) can
  * provide information about SPI flash parts (such as DataFlash) to
@@ -26,6 +27,9 @@  struct flash_platform_data {
 	char		*type;
 	/* we'll likely add more ... use JEDEC IDs, etc */
+	/* on = 0 disable Vcc, on != 0 enable Vcc */
+	void (*power)(int on);