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SubjectRe: [RFC/PATCH v6 09/12] media: Entity locking and pipeline management
Hi Mark,

On Thursday 25 November 2010 14:53:51 Mark Brown wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 03:28:16AM +0100, Laurent Pinchart wrote:
> > Link states must not be modified while streaming is in progress on a
> > graph they belong or connect to. The entity locking API helps drivers
> > enforcing that requirement.
> This is not desirable for embedded audio - for example, it is very
> common to wish to switch from headphone to speaker and back mid
> playback, or to move between headset, speakerphone and handset modes on
> a phone. This is normally implemented by reconfiguring the output paths
> at runtime without interrupting applications.

Agreed. The locking should be made optional. I'll work on that.


Laurent Pinchart

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