[alsa-devel] [PATCH RFC 4/9] ASoC: hdmi-codec: Add devicetree binding with documentation

Jean-Francois Moine moinejf at free.fr
Wed Nov 20 13:34:58 CET 2013

On Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:09:59 +0000
Mark Brown <broonie at kernel.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 10:23:42AM +0100, Jean-Francois Moine wrote:
> > But now, I am wondering again about these `empty`codecs:
> > - in a DT context, should we continue to add / modify such codecs?
> > - what do you think about my generic DT codec? (indeed, I would do a new
> >   version according to the previous remarks)
> We still want to be able to have users just name the CODEC on their
> board rather than have to type in all the details from the datasheet,
> if we're going to try to amalgamate the drivers it should still let
> people do that.

OK. But it seems to me that the codec is not tied to the board, but
rather to the audio connector / transmitter.

In the case of the tda998x HDMI transmitter, either i2s or s/pdif may
be used, thanks to the actual codecs 'hdmi' and 'spdif tx'. But they
don't work the same way: the 'hdmi' codec handles both playback and
record, and recording is disabled by program in the sound device,
while the 'spdif tx' codec is selected by the codec-dai-name
("dit-hifi" - it is "dir-hifi" for recording). It would be nice if
these codecs would have the same behaviour...

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