[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC drivers for the Freescale MPC8610 SoC

Timur Tabi timur at freescale.com
Thu Jan 3 18:54:24 CET 2008

Jon Smirl wrote:
> On 1/2/08, Timur Tabi <timur at freescale.com> wrote:
>> Jon Smirl wrote:
>>> On 1/1/08, Jon Smirl <jonsmirl at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 12/19/07, Timur Tabi <timur at freescale.com> wrote:
>>>>> +               ssi at 16000 {
>>>>> +                       compatible = "fsl,ssi";
>>>>> +                       cell-index = <0>;
>>>>> +                       reg = <16000 100>;
>>>>> +                       interrupt-parent = <&mpic>;
>>>>> +                       interrupts = <3e 2>;
>>>>> +                       fsl,mode = "i2s-slave";
>>>>> +                       codec {
>>>>> +                               compatible = "cirrus,cs4270";
>>>>> +                               /* MCLK source is a stand-alone oscillator */
>>>>> +                               bus-frequency = <bb8000>;
>>>>> +                       };
>>>>> +               };
>>>> Does this need to be bus-frequency? It's always called MCLK in all of
>>>> the literature.
>>>> In my case the MCLK comes from a chip on the i2c bus that is
>>>> programmable How would that be encoded?.
>>> Looking at the cs4270 codec driver it is controlled by i2c (supports
>>> SPI too).  What happened to the conversation about putting codecs on
>>> the controlling bus and then linking them to the data bus?
>> The current CS4270 driver doesn't support device trees.  When I wrote
>> it, the idea of putting I2C info in the device tree was not finalized,
>> and since the driver is supposed to be cross-platform, I decided to do
>> it the old-fashioned way.  Before I update the code, however, I'm
>> waiting for:
>> 1) The current code to be accepted into the tree
>> 2) ASoC is updated to V2
>> 3) The current drivers are updated to support ASoC V2.
> I've been trying to get the i2c code in for two months. Hopefully it
> will go in soon, no one had made any comments on it recently. Have you
> tried your code with it?

No.  I don't like updating my patches with new features while they're 
undergoing review.  If something is clearly wrong with the patch, then I'll 
fix it and resubmit.  But I really don't like to support new stuff just 
because it's there.

> There is nothing stopping your from putting a node for the CS4270 on
> the i2c bus today. It just won't trigger the loading of the driver.

Yes, the thing that's stopping me is that I don't want to do 20 things at 
once.  I already have pending patches that I'm trying to get in.  Once those 
are in, then I will consider additional work.

> Don't we want to follow the device tree policy of putting the device
> on the controlling bus and then link it to the data bus?

Normally, that sounds like a good idea, but the cs4270 is an I2S device first, 
and an I2C device second.  I need to be able to find that codec from the I2S 
node.  My I2S driver would not know to scan all I2C devices to find the codec.

> It makes it a little easier but it doesn't fix everything. We need to
> start looking at it since none of the example driver for it are device
> tree based.

I will look at it, *after* my current V1 driver has been applied to the tree.

 > It still has problems with wanting 'struct
> platform_device' when we have 'struct of_platform_device' pointers. It
> also doesn't know how to dynamically load codecs based on device
> trees.

I agree that these things need to be fixed.  I look forward to thinking about 
these problems, *after* my V1 patches have been applied.

> Liam messed up all of my code when he refactored it in late December.


> I've switched over to the current SOC code for the moment. The big
> thing that v2 fixes is that SOC is changed to being a subsystem
> instead of platform driver. Being a subsystem is the correct model.
> It would be good if more pieces of v2 get push forward. Then we can
> sort out the device tree issues in it.

I agree.

> Adding the second device tree node doesn't have anything to do with
> ASOC v2. It's specific to powerpc and device trees.

Ok, but making my CS4270 driver device-tree aware is a completely separate 
task from what this patchset is addressing.

Timur Tabi
Linux Kernel Developer @ Freescale

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