[alsa-devel] issue with TWL4030

Raymond Yau superquad.vortex2 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 01:24:50 CEST 2010

2010/7/6 <peter.ujfalusi at nokia.com>

> Hi,
> ________________________________________
> From: ext Grazvydas Ignotas [notasas at gmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2010 5:32 PM
> To: Mark Brown
> Cc: Ujfalusi Peter (Nokia-MS/Tampere); alsa-devel
> Subject: Re: [alsa-devel] issue with TWL4030
> > On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 3:06 AM, Mark Brown
> > <broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com> wrote:
> > > On Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 01:50:50AM +0300, Grazvydas Ignotas wrote:
> > >
> >> there seems to be a problem with TWL4030 hw_param programming, which
> >> is easy to reproduce over OSS emulation with this simple program:
> > >
> > > OSS emulation is strongly disrecommended due to the fact that it
> > > repeatedly reprograms things using partially valid configurations.
>  Some
> > > drivers will refuse to run with it.
> >
> > Well it used to work fine on OMAP+TWL until one of Peter's rework
> > patches, I guess 6b87a91f (haven't really bisected), hope we can find
> > some solution. We have some closed OSS programs that we can't drop,
> > unfortunately. I know userspace OSS emulation solutions exist, but it
> > wouldn't hurt to have more options.
> Hmm.. The twl4030->configured meant to protect the reconfiguration of the
> codec when the second stream tries to start with different properties than
> the already running first (master) stream (and it has been introduced quite
> some time ago).
> The rest of the hassle around the hw param and parameter locking was to
> fix gstreamer's way of starting full duplex operation.
> While I agree with Mark, that OSS emulation should be phased out now (it's
> 2010)..
> However, extending the state handling might fix your problem, but it
> complicates
> things greatly, which can lead to more problems...
> What I can think of is:
> If only one (the master) stream has been opened, and the stream is not
> running (the
> pcm_trigger has not been called yet), than we could allow reconfiguration
> of the codec.
> Might work OK, but it might cause some problems under different scenario.
The OSS emulation call driver's hw_params many time when the OSS program or
SDL try to probe the supported rate , format and channels

Not easy for the driver to 100% compatible with OSS 3.8 since the default is
mono ,U8 and 8000Hz when you use  "cat  foo.wav > /dev/dsp" or "cat /dev/dsp
> foo.wav"

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