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

Grant Likely grant.likely at secretlab.ca
Thu Jan 3 19:32:28 CET 2008

On 1/3/08, Timur Tabi <timur at freescale.com> wrote:
> Grant Likely wrote:
> > The device tree is a description of the hardware; not software.  It's
> > not a good idea to break with convention due to current driver
> > architecture.
> I believe that with ASoC V1, I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place, and so
> the only way to make this code work is to bend some rules.  Right now, the
> CS4270 driver does not support platform drivers or the device tree, so there's
> no point in putting a child I2C node for it.  As I mentioned in other posts, I
> will be more than happy to update the CS4270 driver to support this new
> paradigm (which was invented after the CS4270 driver was written) *after* this
> current patchset is applied.

If you need to bend rules, then do it in a place where it won't bite
us in the butt down the road.  (ie. not with the device tree).  Do
hacky stuff in the platform code if you need to because it can be
changed easily down the road.


Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.
grant.likely at secretlab.ca
(403) 399-0195

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