[alsa-devel] bug in spi and i2c dual buses codecs

Barry Song 21cnbao at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 08:24:28 CEST 2010

Hi Mark/Liam,
I think there is really a bug in spi and i2c dual buses codecs drivers, for
example, for any codec with two buses, if you config kernel like this:

SPI MASTER built-in
I2C                module
Codec           built-in

You will get a link error like this:
sound/built-in.o: In function `i2c_add_driver':
include/linux/i2c.h:423: undefined reference to `i2c_register_driver'
sound/built-in.o: In function `ad193x_modexit':
sound/soc/codecs/ad193x.c:537: undefined reference to `i2c_del_driver'
make: *** [.tmp_vmlinux1] Error 1

I remember that is also one reason why we have splitted this kind of driver
into three parts(codec core, i2c bus, spi bus).

In fact, if any bus is compiled as module and code is built-in, link error
will be reported.

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