[alsa-devel] [PATCH v8 1/2] ASoC: fsl: Add S/PDIF CPU DAI driver

Nicolin Chen b42378 at freescale.com
Tue Aug 20 04:28:59 CEST 2013

On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 03:35:58PM -0600, Stephen Warren wrote:
> > +	"core"		The core clock of spdif controller
> > +	"rxtx<0-7>"	Clock source list for tx and rx clock.
> > +			This clock list should be identical to
> > +			the source list connecting to the spdif
> > +			clock mux in "SPDIF Transceiver Clock
> > +			Diagram" of SoC reference manual. It
> > +			can also be referred to TxClk_Source
> > +			bit of register SPDIF_STC.
> So, the HW block has 1 clock input, yet there's a mux somewhere else in
> the SoC which has 8 inputs?
> If so, I'm not completely sure it's correct to reference anything other
> than the "core" clock in this binding. I think the other clocks would be
> more suitably represented in the system-level "sound card" binding that
> I guess patch 2/2 (which I haven't read yet) adds, since I assume those
> clock are more to do with system-level clock tree setup decisions, and
> might not even exist in some other SoC that included this IP block.
> What do others think, assuming I'm correct about my HW design assumptions?

The core clock is being only needed when accessing registers of this IP.
Thus, in the driver, I let regmap handle it.

While the other 8 clocks are actual reference clocks for Tx. Tx clock needs
to select one of them that can easily derive a child clock matching the tx
sample rate. This is essential for the IP, so I don't think it's nicer to 
put into machine driver.

Thank you

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