[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: Fix dapm_is_shared_kcontrol so everything isn't shared

Stephen Warren swarren at nvidia.com
Thu May 26 17:57:33 CEST 2011

Commit af46800 ("ASoC: Implement mux control sharing") introduced
function dapm_is_shared_kcontrol.

When this function returns true, the naming of DAPM controls is derived
from the kcontrol_new. Otherwise, the name comes from the widget (and
possibly a widget's naming prefix).

A bug in the implementation of dapm_is_shared_kcontrol made it return 1
in all cases. Hence, that commit caused a change in control naming for
all controls instead of just shared controls.

Specifically, a control is always considered shared because it is always
compared against itself. Solve this by never comparing against the widget
containing the control being created.

Equally, controls should never be shared between DAPM contexts; when the
same codec is instantiated multiple times, the same kcontrol_new will be
used. However, the control should no be shared between the multiple

I tested that with the Tegra WM8903 driver:
* Shared is now mostly 0 as expected, and sometimes 1.
* The expected controls are still generated after this change.

However, I don't have any systems that have a widget/control naming
prefix, so I can't test that aspect.

Thanks for Jarkko Nikula for pointing out how to fix this.

* Don't share across DAPM contexts.
* Changed to Tested-by tag below for Jarkko.

Reported-by: Liam Girdwood <lrg at ti.com>
Tested-by: Jarkko Nikula <jhnikula at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Stephen Warren <swarren at nvidia.com>
 sound/soc/soc-dapm.c |    5 ++++-
 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/sound/soc/soc-dapm.c b/sound/soc/soc-dapm.c
index 456617e..10bb49b 100644
--- a/sound/soc/soc-dapm.c
+++ b/sound/soc/soc-dapm.c
@@ -325,6 +325,7 @@ static int dapm_connect_mixer(struct snd_soc_dapm_context *dapm,
 static int dapm_is_shared_kcontrol(struct snd_soc_dapm_context *dapm,
+	struct snd_soc_dapm_widget *kcontrolw,
 	const struct snd_kcontrol_new *kcontrol_new,
 	struct snd_kcontrol **kcontrol)
@@ -334,6 +335,8 @@ static int dapm_is_shared_kcontrol(struct snd_soc_dapm_context *dapm,
 	*kcontrol = NULL;
 	list_for_each_entry(w, &dapm->card->widgets, list) {
+		if (w == kcontrolw || w->dapm != kcontrolw->dapm)
+			continue;
 		for (i = 0; i < w->num_kcontrols; i++) {
 			if (&w->kcontrol_news[i] == kcontrol_new) {
 				if (w->kcontrols)
@@ -468,7 +471,7 @@ static int dapm_new_mux(struct snd_soc_dapm_context *dapm,
 		return -EINVAL;
-	shared = dapm_is_shared_kcontrol(dapm, &w->kcontrol_news[0],
+	shared = dapm_is_shared_kcontrol(dapm, w, &w->kcontrol_news[0],
 	if (kcontrol) {
 		wlist = kcontrol->private_data;

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