[alsa-devel] [PATCH v3] sound/soc/lapis: add platform driver for ML7213

Tomoya MORINAGA tomoya.rohm at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 02:30:05 CET 2012

On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 8:52 PM, Mark Brown
<broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com> wrote:
>> > I just merged Lars-Peter's dmaengine library code which has been on the
>> > list for a week or so - this should be updated to use that next time
>> > it's posted.  That should save a lot of code from the driver and make
>> > sure it's following best practices for dmaengine use.
>> Sorry, we can't use this library.
> This sort of response really isn't on.  Do you have some reason for
> saying this?  Flat out refusing to do things with no reason is not
> useful.

Current Intel's dma driver (pch_dma) doesn't work on this library.
Because the library uses function which pch_dma doesn't support.
e.g. device_prep_dma_cyclic
So, we can't use this library.

>> >> +static struct ioh_i2s_data *i2s_data;
>> >> +static struct ioh_i2s_dma dmadata[MAX_I2S_CH];
>> > Why are these needed, aren't they dynamically allocated by the driver?
>> You mean ASoC driver can't use global variable ?
> In general no Linux driver should be using a global variable except for
> things like this.

I see. I'll use dynamic allocation.

>> >> +     case SNDRV_PCM_FORMAT_S32_LE:
>> >> +             byte = 24;
>> >> +             break;
>> > That looks wrong...  are you sure you don't support S24_LE or something?
>> This is correct.
>> Because maximum transmit size of ML7213's I2S hw is 24bit.
> Note we often lay out 24 bit audio in 32 bit blocks.

24bit data doesn't work on our system.
So, we don't support S24_LE.

>> >> +static struct platform_driver ioh_i2s_driver_plat = {
>> >
>> >> +static struct platform_driver ioh_dai_driver_plat = {
>> >
>> >> +static int ioh_i2s_pci_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev,
>> >> +                          const struct pci_device_id *id)
>> > Why are you creating these platform devices?  I don't understand the
>> > function they serve.  The code handling them looks to have quite a few
>> > problems but I'm not clear they should be there in the first place.
>> if these platform devices aren't used, device detection doesn't work correctly.
>> So, I added these.
> You've not actually mentioned the problem you were seeing...

I saw mapping problem between machine driver and platform driver.
e.g.  cpu_dai_name "ml7213ioh"

>> >> +     rv = request_irq(pdev->irq, ioh_i2s_irq, IRQF_SHARED, "ml7213_ioh",
>> >> +                      pdev);
>> >> +     if (rv != 0) {
>> >> +             printk(KERN_ERR "Failed to allocate irq\n");
>> >> +             goto out_irq;
>> >> +     }
>> > Are you *sure* you're ready to handle interrupts at this point?
>> This is just registering interrupt handler.
>> As long as interrupt register is not enabled, the interrupt handler is
>> not called.
>> This is common request_irq description.
>> What's is your concern ?
> Apart from anything else you've got the interrupt requested as
> IRQF_SHARED so the interrupt could get called at any time.  It's also
> not clear that you've got the hardware in a known good state.

Do you mean request_irq should move to somewhere, like open() or
hw_params() or ... ?


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