[alsa-devel] How to handle parameter variation across different boards but same platform

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Thu Jul 5 10:32:16 CEST 2012

On Thursday 05 July 2012, Vaibhav Hiremath wrote:
> On 7/4/2012 7:57 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 02:17:48PM +0000, Hebbar, Gururaja wrote:
> >> On Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 19:31:18, Mark Brown wrote:
> > 
> >>> If these are totally different boards they should have different machine
> >>> IDs set so machine_is_() should identify.  If that isn't there then you
> >>> need to do something custom to your products to identify the boards
> >>> further.
> > 
> >> They are different boards with same SoC (AM33xx). So they both are true for
> >> machine_is_am33xx().
> > 
> What if the device only supports Linux boot from DT, where we set
> machine_desc.nr = ~0 ??
> Does machine ID still gets set? May be I am missing something...

No, it doesn't.

> As part of my debugging, on AM335xEVM platform machine_is_am33xx()
> returns false, since the value of machine_desc.nr is set to ~0.

Correct. However, when you are booting using the device tree, parameters
such as the clock frequency of a device should be encoded in the device
tree itself, so you don't need to know which machine you are on.


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