[alsa-devel] [PATCH] alsa-lib: if card driver name is empty string, use card name instead

Mark Brown broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com
Tue Sep 20 12:51:57 CEST 2011

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 12:33:41PM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:

> Well, you can follow a short history from the commit: the commit above
> was really a fix to get back to the old good behavior.  Until 3.0,
> ASoC had no way to set card->driver field.  The method to set

No - older versions of ASoC always automatically generated a driver
name (badly but that's a separate story).  I guess that got broken with
multi-component but didn't bother checking.

> But, this was no good move, too.  The card->driver field is to be a
> concise string without special letters while card->name contains more
> flexible string.  So, I changed the way back to the state before 3.0
> there, the commit 873bd4.

Which unfortunately restored the original problem which was being fixed
by Jarkko.

> Of course, it'd be nice to implement a logic in ASoC core to
> automatically generate some valid driver-name string.  But, the driver
> name string is at most 15 letters, and card->name is an arbitrary
> string, so you'd need to do it a bit carefully.

I think the card name is fine, people don't tend to write anything
terribly long there and very little actually cares about the driver name
- alsa-lib's config loading thing is the only thing I'm aware of (and
that's not being terribly useful really, one driver can easily support
multiple cards).  If it's a problem people can always explicitly set

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