[alsa-devel] [PATCH 0/2] ASoC: dmaengine_pcm: support generic DMA binding users

Lars-Peter Clausen lars at metafoo.de
Fri Mar 22 12:39:49 CET 2013

On 03/22/2013 12:30 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 05:26:19PM +0100, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
>> The problem with the current library is that we don't know yet which
>> dmaengine device is going to be used by the time we pre-allocate the
>> audio buffers, since the DMA filter parameters often are provided by
>> the DAI driver.
> That's not really a problem.  The CPU DAI can provide the data via
> the playback_dma_data and capture_dma_data pointers, which the ASoC
> DMA engine driver can pick up on when it initializes.  This data can
> contain everything that the ASoC DMA engine driver needs.

Yes and no. Unfortunately it doesn't work for all drivers. But yes that's
the way I want to move forward for the non dt case. Let the channels be
requested in the pcm_new callback.

> Where my driver falls down is if you need to reconfigure the DMA engine
> later - it doesn't provide an API for that, but that's trivially easy
> to augment the API.
> If you want to look at what I did for sa11x0 Assabet platforms, it's
> still all here:
> http://ftp.arm.linux.org.uk/git/gitweb.cgi?p=linux-arm.git;a=shortlog;h=2f03d47
> As you will see from the dates, it's over a year old now - the only
> thing I do with it is occasionally rebase it to bring it up to a more
> modern kernel.

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