[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: simple-card: simplify code

Mark Brown broonie at kernel.org
Tue Jan 14 19:00:05 CET 2014

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 05:12:58PM +0100, Jean-Francois Moine wrote:
> Mark Brown <broonie at kernel.org> wrote:

> > Please send this as a patch series to aid review, one patch doing four
> > different changes is much harder to review.

> As there are other bugs to fix, I may put back the 'of_device_is_available',
> but there are not 3 different changes: I just explain the visible
> effects of the patch. The patch itself is, as the subject says,
> 'simplify code', that is, 'have a simpler code with no change in the
> logic'.

There's several different simplifications going on here, or at least it
sounded that way.  For example creating a private data struct doesn't
seem obviously related to deleting unused fields from the platform data.
The larger a change is the more benefit there is from a series of
mechanical individual updates rather than several at once.

> > >  		ret = asoc_simple_card_sub_parse_of(np,
> > > -						  &info->cpu_dai,
> > > -						  of_cpu);
> > > +						  &priv->cpu_dai,
> > > +					  (struct device_node **)
> > > +						  &dai_link->cpu_of_node,
> > > +						  &dai_link->cpu_dai_name);

> > What's this cast here for?  That code doesn't look at all safe.

> dai_link->cpu_of_node is 'const struct device_node *' and both
> of_clk_get() and of_node_put() want 'struct device_node *'. So, there
> must be a cast somewhere.

> Do you prefer I put these ones when calling the 'of_xx' functions?

No, I think this stuff needs to actually be type safe with no dodgy
casts.  I'm not sure why we're doing an of_node_put(), for the
of_clk_get() it's not immediately obvious why it's not taking a const
clk.  Or perhaps the pointer shouldn't be stored as const.
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