[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: da9055: Partially fix device

Opensource [Adam Thomson] Adam.Thomson.Opensource at diasemi.com
Tue Jan 21 01:35:11 CET 2014

On Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:20:25 +0000, Mark Brown wrote:

> it's really common for device vendors to say that their device or code
> is special in some way and can't do the standard things but this rarely
> turns out to be true.  It is therefore really important to do things
> like highlight specific technical things that mean new approaches are
> needed (like the fact that the addresses are independently controllable
> for the functions on this device) otherwise it is very easy for it to
> look like a common pattern is being repeated.

Certainly wasn't trying to con anyone here. Do wish I'd brought that feature
up a lot earlier though as it would've saved us both time.
> What I would suggest doing is writing a binding document for the device
> (which seems to be missing anyway) and sending that along with patches
> changing both the MFD and CODEC compatible strings and IDs and adding
> comments saying that this is intentional to ensure that nobody cleans
> this up again.

Ok, I'll look into that. I guess it makes sense to write one document for the
PMIC and one for the CODEC as well, given their individual nature?

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