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diff --git a/Documentation/spi/spi-summary b/Documentation/spi/spi-summary
index 0f5122eb282b..4a02d2508bc8 100644
@@ -511,10 +511,16 @@ SPI MASTER METHODS
This sets up the device clock rate, SPI mode, and word sizes.
Drivers may change the defaults provided by board_info, and then
call spi_setup(spi) to invoke this routine. It may sleep.
Unless each SPI slave has its own configuration registers, don't
change them right away ... otherwise drivers could corrupt I/O
that's in progress for other SPI devices.
+ ** BUG ALERT: for some reason the first version of
+ ** many spi_master drivers seems to get this wrong.
+ ** When you code setup(), ASSUME that the controller
+ ** is actively processing transfers for another device.
master->transfer(struct spi_device *spi, struct spi_message *message)
This must not sleep. Its responsibility is arrange that the
transfer happens and its complete() callback is issued. The two