[alsa-devel] [RFC 00/10] ASoC: Introduce dmaengine pcm helper functions

Mark Brown broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com
Wed Feb 22 11:50:04 CET 2012

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 09:03:07AM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:

> I have developed a standard DMA engine ASoC driver tested on SA11x0 for
> playback only (that's because SA11x0 requires playback DMA to be active
> for capture to work, and ASoC doesn't support that.)

Eew, that does sound like a rather spectacular hardware fail.  What's
the root of the restriction?  Since I've never heard of any other
hardware with a similar requirement and would be surprised to see any
I'd be comfortable with a driver specific bodge to keep playback
running whenever there's a capture.

> I've not yet posted it, mainly because it's there by accident, along with
> the rest of the SA11x0 Assabet stuff (it's part of my testing for the
> SA11x0 DMA engine code.)

Can you guys take a look at each other's code and see what the overlap
is please?  Looking through it seems like the final result probably
wants to be a merge of both.

It'd also be nice to get as much as we can of the sa11x0 support merged,
glancing at the code there's quite a few updates I'd like to see like
more use of devm_ and moving over to using snd_soc_register_card() (you
shouldn't be registering any devices at all in your machine driver,
though I've no idea what's going on with L3, perhaps you need to
register something for that).

For the suspend/resume stuff you can make any assumptions you like about
the hardware setup in the machine driver suspend and resume callbacks
since all the code is specific to a particular system.  You can also
assume that the hardware is not in use over suspend and resume, the core
should quiesce the hardware before it suspends it.
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