[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ALSA: SoC: Added jack detection kcontrol support

Felipe Tonello eu at felipetonello.com
Mon Jul 22 23:11:44 CEST 2013

Hi Mark,

On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 5:01 PM, Mark Brown <broonie at kernel.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 05:59:22PM -0700, Felipe F. Tonello wrote:
>> From: "Felipe F. Tonello" <ftonello at cercacor.com>
>> It adds soc jack support for alsa kcontrol.
>> This support is necessary since the new kcontrol is used by user-space
>> daemons, such as PulseAudio(>=2.0), to do jack detection.
>> Signed-off-by: Felipe F. Tonello <ftonello at cercacor.com>
>> ---
>>  include/sound/soc.h  |  1 +
>>  sound/soc/Kconfig    |  1 +
>>  sound/soc/soc-jack.c | 22 ++++++++++++++++++++++
>>  3 files changed, 24 insertions(+)
> No, this makes no sense at all as an ASoC specific feature - it should
> be a standard feature of ALSA jacks.  The whole point of having ALSA
> core infrastructure for jacks is to avoid having to go round doing make
> work stuff like this.

I agree. I added as a ASoC feature because I followed the example of
HDA implementation.

My question is: Why ALSA Jack support uses evdev input events to
notify user-space? Is there any user-space relying on that? If no, I
would like to change ALSA Jack implementation to only use KControl and
remove specific implementations.

At least the only daemon that I know that supports jack detection,
which is PulseAudio, uses this new ALSA KControl for Jacks.

Felipe Tonello

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