[alsa-devel] DSP2000 Midi In - Not a correct fix??

Alan Horstmann gineera at aspect135.co.uk
Tue Jan 29 11:29:59 CET 2008

I think it is time to post my investigations so far...

re: Hoontech DSP2000 Midi In non-functional

   see :  https://bugtrack.alsa-project.org/alsa-bug/view.php?id=55

I missed a fix patch in March 07 for this as it was put on a later duplicate 
of the bug report I had contributed to.  However I noticed JK closing -> 
resolved these in Jan 08, so tried the patch:


From my testing, it seems the only part necessary is:-

	-       for (box = 0; box < 4; box++) {
	+       for (box = 0; box < 1; box++) {

as it is successful without the rest.

However I feel this is not really a correct fix, preventing use of multiple 
boxes in code that originally allowed it.  The code is a little strange and 
has taken me a while to approximately grasp.  What seems to be going wrong is 
that when a second box is configured (ie box = 1) the function


switches the midi input off box[0].  If box[1] has ICE1712_STDSP24_BOX_MIDI1 
set in it's config, then midi in and out can work on box[1] instead of 
box[0], but otherwise it is just stopped on box[0].  After many hours/days of 
tests I still can't propose a definite way to fix this function to provide 
correct configuration to all 4 allowed boxes, as I really don't understand 
why the code does all the gpio writes that it does.  Unfortunately I do not 
have any circuit information either.  In some way it seems to be latching 
some of the configuration data, but not all.

Clemens, can you remember anything about this change:


-was it someone else's patch or did you work on this?

I am hoping that someone can contribute enough of an idea about this to help 
formulate a proper fix.  Unfortunately, as the bugs are closed, I can not 
continue the discussions there.


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