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

Lee Jones lee.jones at linaro.org
Wed Aug 1 15:50:32 CEST 2012

On 01/08/12 14:20, Mark Brown wrote:
> 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.

I am under the impression that it was tested. Perhaps before it was 
rebased, but tests were completed. Ola was very surprised when I told 
him there were link failures. The only issue is that I only found out 
and told him a day before he was due to take his Summer leave.

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

This is incorrect. I'm sure the driver will be fixed post-haste when Ola 
returns back from vacation. If I can find some time I might dabble in 
the mean-time also.

Lee Jones
Linaro ST-Ericsson Landing Team Lead
Linaro.org │ Open source software for ARM SoCs
Follow Linaro: Facebook | Twitter | Blog

More information about the Alsa-devel mailing list