[alsa-devel] [PATCH v4 1/1] ASoc: kirkwood: add DT support to the mvebu audio subsystem

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Sat Aug 10 11:16:19 CEST 2013

Dear Jean-Francois Moine,

On Fri, 9 Aug 2013 11:06:23 +0200, Jean-Francois Moine wrote:

> > we need at least two more compatibles for the audio controller found on
> > Dove and Kirkwood respectively. This is how we are going to distinguish
> > those two, e.g. Kirkwood has SPDIF in which Dove hasn't.
> Sebastian,
> s/has/hasn't & s/hasn't/has
> Are 2 compatibles enough, i.e. "mvebu-audio" and "mbevu-audio-spdif"?



> > Also, we have used "marvell" as prefix for a long time. I know there has
> > been discussion about the stock ticker appreviation, has there been any
> > decision on that already?
> Don't know, but, sure, there are still a lot of "mrvl".

Yes, but they are being converted over to 'marvell', I've seen some
patches posted. Also, as per
Documentation/devicetree/bindings/vendor-prefixes.txt, 'marvell' is the
right prefix for Marvell compatible strings.

> > Also we will need some phandle reference to the audio codec here. As
> > this property is ongoing work in ASoC core, I suggest we wait for it
> > and propose a binding afterwards.
> I don't think that we need any reference to the codec here. The glue is
> done by the audio device. For example, using the (soon?) extended
> simple audio card:

Have you looked at the Samsung DT bindings for audio:

        sound {
                compatible = "samsung,smdk-wm8994";

                samsung,i2s-controller = <&i2s0>;
                samsung,audio-codec = <&wm8994>;

it definitely has a codec phandle reference here.

Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
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