[alsa-devel] FW: [PATCH 07/22] ASoC: Ux500: Initialise PCM from MSP probe rather than as a device
ola.o.lilja at stericsson.com
Fri Aug 24 15:05:17 CEST 2012
On 08/23/2012 09:29 PM, Ola Lilja wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Lee Jones [mailto:lee.jones at linaro.org]
>> Sent: den 23 augusti 2012 16:59
>> To: Mark Brown
>> Cc: Ola Lilja; 'Linus Walleij'; roger.xr.nilsson at stericsson.com; linux-
>> arm-kernel at lists.infradead.org; alsa-devel at alsa-project.org
>> Subject: Re: [PATCH 07/22] ASoC: Ux500: Initialise PCM from MSP probe
>> rather than as a device
>> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 03:37:57PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
>> > On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 02:26:19PM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
>> > > > I think Ola is suggesting probing the DMA driver from the machine
>> > > > which will also work though I'm not 100% sure if I'm parsing the
>> > > > above correctly. The issue in DT terms is that if the DMA
>> > > > controller is shared with a bunch of other IPs then it should
>> > > > one node shared between them all and not a bunch of shim nodes
>> > > > inserted in the middle which only exists due to the way Linux
>> instantiates stuff.
I haven't followed everything in this discussion, but what I meant in an earlier
mail was that using the device for platform-DAI (MSP_I2S) also
as platform int the DAI-link struct is not anything I can see fit (as in the
patch Lee first submitted).
I can see a few acceptable solutions:
1) Use it as it is! (A virtual device for PCM is created in arch/arm and the
probe is invoked from the machine-driver).
2) Since the actual platform is the DMA-block, maybe there is some way of making
the device "non-virtual" by having some sub-device in the DMA-driver that is
instead triggered in the same way as in 1).
3) Move it to DT, but it seems that it is not possible when it is now a virtual
Any of these three would be fine with me.
>> > > When you say 'machine', do you mean from arch/<arch>/mach-*? If so,
>> > > I'm keen for that not to happen.
>> > No, sound/soc/ux500/snowball.c or whatever. At least that's my
>> Ah, I see. Maybe the mop500.c file then.
>> > > > They instantiate the PCM driver dynamically from the DAI when
>> > > > probed which is pretty much what you're patch is doing.
>> > > So they do it in the same why I have with this patch? Do you know
>> > > why Ola might think this is a bad idea?
>> > I'm not 100% sure, I'm guessing it might be down to the fact that you
>> > end up with multiple PCM drivers. We could avoid that with
>> > refcounting but nobody's really worried about it.
>> I think I'll wait for Ola to get back, as he's the expert on this
>> I'll attempt to re-jig the patch-set, as this is a blocker atm.
>> Lee Jones
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