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GNU/Linux Rapid Embedded Programming by Rodolfo Giometti

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The SPI bus in Linux

As in the I2C case, the SPI bus has the concept of master and slave device too. Again, regarding the SPI master device, there is nothing special to do here since the proper driver is already up and running in our embedded kits' default kernel configurations (as seen earlier). However, to be connected with SPI devices, we can have several possibilities: external memories, I/O extenders, sensors, serial ports, and so on (the list can be very long!).

As seen earlier, we can also have a generic spidev driver to get access to the raw bus functionalities, but this time, we have no prebuild tools to manage it! The only things we can do is write our own program, maybe take some basic tools provided into the kernel's tree (see the next ...

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