[alsa-devel] Improving or replacing snd_printk()

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Fri May 31 17:38:40 CEST 2013

At Fri, 31 May 2013 11:33:44 -0400 (EDT),
Alan Stern wrote:
> On Fri, 31 May 2013, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > > struct snd_card contains pointers to two different devices: dev and 
> > > card_dev.  Some contexts might want to use one of them for log messages 
> > > while other contexts might want to use the other.
> > 
> > Yes, there are some corner cases, indeed.
> > 
> > Also, another expected problem is that neither card->card_dev nor
> > card->dev are set when snd_card_err() is called.  Many drivers set the
> > device pointers at the late stage just before the device
> > registration.  So, systematic replacements won't work as expected in
> > many cases.  (The same is applied for replacement with dev_*(), too.)
> Given that the drivers would have to be edited to fix up the snd_printk 
> calls, the device pointer assignments can be moved to an earlier stage 
> at the same time.  But doing this would require understanding how the 
> driver works to some extent; it couldn't be done blindly.

Yep, that's what I meant as "systematic replacements".


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