[alsa-devel] [PATCH v2 2/2] ARM: OMAP4+: HDMI: Rearrange platform devices for ASoC drivers

Mark Brown broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com
Thu Nov 22 02:03:59 CET 2012

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 06:20:00PM -0600, Ricardo Neri wrote:
> On 11/19/2012 07:15 PM, Mark Brown wrote:

> >Yes, this would be more sensible if there's no board specifics involved.

> I think they are truly board-specific. For instance, there could be
> some board that does not have the OMAP HDMI IP wired to an external
> connector. We don't want the drivers to be probed in that case. If
> they are in common code, the devices will be created even if a board
> does not have HDMI output.

That's just a case of having a flag in the platform data for the device
saying "don't use this port" as opposed to having the entire ASoC device
instantiation infrastructure in there which is rather Linux specific.

> Something like this:

> 	sound_hdmi {
> 		compatible = "ti,omap-hdmi-card-audio";
> 		ti,model = "OMAP4HDMI";

> 		ti,hdmi_audio = <&hdmi>;
> 		ti,level_shifter = <&tpd12s015>;
> 	};

> The ASoC machine driver would create the platform device for the
> HDMI codec if the DT has the required nodes.

Why not just make this a property of the main HDMI controller - the
compatible property here looks like it's describing the Linux specifics
not the hardware?
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