[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: Add support for multi register mux

Lars-Peter Clausen lars at metafoo.de
Sat Mar 29 11:53:13 CET 2014

On 03/29/2014 03:30 AM, Songhee Baek wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Songhee Baek
>> Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 11:10 AM
>> To: 'Lars-Peter Clausen'
>> Cc: Arun Shamanna Lakshmi; 'lgirdwood at gmail.com'; 'broonie at kernel.org';
>> 'swarren at wwwdotorg.org'; 'alsa-devel at alsa-project.org'; 'tiwai at suse.de';
>> 'linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org'
>> Subject: RE: [alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: Add support for multi register mux
>>>> On 03/26/2014 11:41 PM, Songhee Baek wrote:
>>>>>> On 03/26/2014 01:02 AM, Arun Shamanna Lakshmi wrote:
>>>>>> The way you describe this it seems to me that a value array for
>>>>>> this kind of mux would look like.
>>>>>> 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000001 0x00000000, 0x00000000,
>>>>>> 0x00000002 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000003 0x00000000,
>>>>>> 0x00000000, 0x00000004 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000008 ...
>>>>>> That seems to be extremely tedious. If the MUX uses a one hot
>>>>>> encoding how about storing the index of the bit in the values
>>>>>> array and use (1 << value) when writing the value to the register?
>>>>> If we store the index of the bit, the value will be duplicated for
>>>>> each
>>>> registers inputs since register has 0 to 31bits to shift, then we
>>>> need to decode the index to interpret value for which registers to
>>>> set. If we need to interpret the decoded value of index, it is
>>>> better to have custom put/get function in our driver, isn't it?
>>>> I'm not sure I understand. If you use (val / 32) to pick the
>>>> register and (val %
>>>> 32) to pick the bit in the register this should work just fine.
>>>> Maybe I'm missing something. Do you have a real world code example
>>>> of of the this type of enum is used?
>>> I can use val/32 and val%32 for this multi register mux.
> With this logic, put function would be easy however get function becomes tedious due to looping on each bit per register for 3 of them in our case. Rather, it would be easy to identify a unique MUX_OFFSET to distinguish between the 3
> registers as shown in the code below.

I'm not sure I understand how that MUX_OFFSET would work. To get the 
selected mux output you can use the ffs instruction.

foreach(reg) {
	reg_val = read(reg) & mask;
	if (reg_val != 0) {
		val = __ffs(reg_val);

- Lars

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