[alsa-devel] [PATCH v2] ASoC: fsl_esai: Add ESAI CPU DAI driver

Nicolin Chen Guangyu.Chen at freescale.com
Fri Jan 10 17:45:44 CET 2014

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 04:52:29PM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 11:48:25PM +0800, Nicolin Chen wrote:
> > I think I start to understand the point here: If a user only needs to playback
> > the default case - 44.1KHz for example, the driver can just configure all the
> > dividers once at the beginning, not every time, so that we can save further
> > register overriding operation or even complicated clock selection and divisor
> > calculation, which obviously makes the procedure clean and reduces the system
> > loading even if it might be just in a slight level.
> > Is this the reason, or maybe one of the reasons, to the defaults providing?
> The main thing is that if the DAI driver does it then it's less code in
> the machine drivers using it - what tends to happen otherwise is that
> quite a few machine drivers end up replicating the same logic.  Hardware
> designers tend to do a lot of cut'n'paste with these things so even if
> the CODEC is different the clocking is often very similar.

Point taken. And it also depends on how common the defaults would be.
I think I should try to figure out a comparably generic template for
the clock selection and its rate settings here and also check other
redundant places.

I learned another lesson today. Thank you indeed.

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