[alsa-devel] [PATCH 1/6] ASoC: dapm: If one widget fails, do not force all subsequent widgets to fail too

Mark Brown broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com
Wed Aug 1 15:20:23 CEST 2012

On Wed, Aug 01, 2012 at 08:19:28AM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> On 31/07/12 16:18, Mark Brown wrote:

> >I'm not going to apply this patch.  This isn't a vendor BSP, we
> >shouldn't be putting random hacks like this in core code.

> BSP kernel or otherwise, it still seems wrong to me to fail and
> entire audio driver just because of a broken link.

No, really.  Random disconnections in the DAPM graph are just endless
pain from a support and debug point of view.  This isn't something that
randomly breaks on specific hardware where we'd expect random errors at
runtime, it's something that will never have worked - it seems clear
nobody tested the mainline submission.

It's very disappointing to see such an error exist, and even more
disappointing that there's no interest in fixing the driver.

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