[alsa-devel] [PATCH 20/21] ASoC: codecs: Enable AB8500 CODEC for Device Tree

Lee Jones lee.jones at linaro.org
Thu Jul 26 17:01:14 CEST 2012

On 26/07/12 15:28, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 03:00:17PM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
>> On 26/07/12 12:50, Mark Brown wrote:
>>> Yet again no binding documentation....
>> RFC. ;)
>> I'll write the documentation when/if the properties are accepted.
> No, write the documentation.  It's way too much effort to reverse
> engineer the bindings from the code.
>>>> +		default :
>>>> +			codec->ear_cmv = EAR_CMV_UNKNOWN;
>>>> +			dev_err(dev, "Unsuitable earpiece voltage found in DT\n");
>>> The platform data code picks a default, can't the DT code do the same?
>> No, I don't think that it does? The original code returns -EINVAL
>> unless a value is specified.
> The code doesn't specify values for the enumeration so it ought to
> default to EAR_CMV_0_95V if nothing is specified.

Ah, I see what you mean. I guess we could compromise and print a warning 
_and_ fall back to the 0th original emum.

>> The original author is keen to have a clear error message in case
>> users try to specify non-exact values. I'd rather we fail-out than
>> use incorrect values which would be a great deal harder for a user
>> to debug.
> By that argument all the properties should be mandatory but it's only
> this one IIRC.

This is the only value which the user can pick an obscure value, such as 
913, thinking they can pick 913mV. I'm happy to fall-back, as long as 
Ola is too.

Lee Jones
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