[alsa-devel] [PATCH] hda: add SW_LINEOUT_INSERT support

Mark Brown broonie at sirena.org.uk
Fri Oct 17 12:38:58 CEST 2008

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 08:06:21AM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> Matthew Ranostay wrote:

> > Add support for detecting line out pin insertion and reporting
> > back to userspace with the jack abstraction layer. Line outs
> > are reported with the macro defined SW_LINEOUT_INSERT code.

> > Signed-off-by: Matthew Ranostay <mranostay at embeddedalley.com>

> Thanks for the patch.  Added Dmitry and Mark to Cc for review.

Matthew, as a general comment it would be helpful if you would split
your patches up to separate out changes more and post as a series 
rather than as a single patch.  Doing that makes review easier.  For
example, this patch includes both an addition to the jack reporting API
and support for using it in a particular device.

> Adding one element should be fine, but I'm wondering whether more and
> more pin type would come up in future...

That was a fear here - the conclusion was that we deal with that when it
gets to be a problem.

> >  	SND_JACK_HEADPHONE	= 0x0001,
> >  	SND_JACK_MICROPHONE	= 0x0002,
> > +	SND_JACK_LINEOUT	= 0x0004,
> >  };

> So, you don't need to judge different line-outs, such as front and
> rear?

For line outputs I think providing that information in the device name
would be better - the reason for providing the distinction in the switch
is to provide information when the function of the device attached to
the jack changes at runtime.  As far as the hardware is concerned one
line output is much the same as another.

> > +		err = snd_jack_new(codec->bus->card,
> > +			"Lineout Jack",
> > +			SND_JACK_LINEOUT, &spec->lineout_jack);

"Line Out" with two words.

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