[alsa-devel] [PATCH V2 2/8] ASoC: Samsung: I2S: Add quirks as driver data in I2S
t.figa at samsung.com
Fri Jul 26 16:37:48 CEST 2013
On Friday 26 of July 2013 15:27:22 Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 04:21:16PM +0200, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> > Hi Russell,
> > On Friday 26 of July 2013 15:06:18 Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 07:06:46PM +0530, Padmavathi Venna wrote:
> > > > -- compatible : "samsung,i2s-v5"
> > > > +- compatible : should be one of the following.
> > > > + - samsung,s3c6410-i2s: for 8/16/24bit stereo I2S. Previous
> > > > versions
> > > > + has only 8/16bit support.
> > > > + - samsung,s3c6410-i2sv4: for 8/16/24bit multichannel(5.1
> > > > channel)
> > > > I2S. + Introduced in s3c6410. This also applicable for s5p64x0
> > > > platforms. + - samsung,s5pc100-i2s: for 8/16/24bit
> > > > multichannel(5.1
> > > > channel) I2S + with secondary fifo and s/w reset control.
> > > > + - samsung,s5pv210-i2s: for 8/16/24bit multichannel(5.1) I2S
> > > > with
> > > > + secondary fifo, s/w reset control and internal mux for root
> > > > clk
> > > > src. +
> > >
> > > So what happens with your changes to everyone who is using a DT file
> > > with the "samsung,i2s-v5" compatible string?
> > AFAIK we decided that current bindings, if broken, can be redone
> > correctly, without caring for compatibility with old DTBs and only
> > then, after reviewing these new bindings by DT people, they can be
> > stabilized.
> > Other issue, though, is that this patch breaks things until they get
> > fixed by patch 3. Support for new bindings should be added first, then
> > users fixed and only then old bindings can be removed.
> So, these bindings were merged in the v3.9 merge window, using the
> "samsung,i2s-v5" compatible string, and now for the v3.12 merge window,
> you're proposing to break the audio description in any DT file which has
> been used with v3.9..v3.11 inclusive?
It depends whether we want to keep all the broken stuff. At current state
dts is still pretty much coupled with kernel version from which it comes
from, so there is not yet too late to replace the broken bindings with
> The way you should be doing this is to keep the existing stuff working
> and supplement it with the new method of describing the hardware.
Ideally yes and we are moving towards this with all the plans to separate
stable and staging bindings. However we are currently half-drowning in a
swamp of broken bindings, so we would rather try to clean the mess ASAP,
before things stabilize.
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