[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: codecs: da9055: Update driver name to fix breakage due to pmic driver with same name

Mark Brown broonie at kernel.org
Mon Jul 8 13:26:13 CEST 2013

On Mon, Jul 08, 2013 at 01:24:51PM +0530, Ashish Chavan wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-07-05 at 14:37 +0100, Mark Brown wrote:

> > Your testing seems like it's not very good then - you do undersand that
> > the problem that this is supposed to be fixing is that this is a multi
> > function device?  Please look at how other MFDs in the kernel work.

> I feel that some info is missing from your view. DA9055 is CODEC + PMIC
> but with two different I2C addresses. Actually it is a case of two
> different chips enclosed in a single die. There is NO interconnection
> between CODEC and PMIC inside DA9055. To me, this seems enough reason to
> make two drivers independent from each other and not let one part know
> about the existence of other. Actually in near future, there may be
> three variants of this chip,

This is very similar to things like the TI palmas chips - they have
multiple functions on different I2C addresses.  The chip still gets
instantiated a single time and then the subdevices are instantiated
like a MFD by the core device.

> In my opinion, keeping the drivers independent will also help in
> re-using existing drivers "as it is" for any of the above combination.

It shouldn't make a huge difference here.
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