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    SubjectRe: [alsa-devel] [PATCH 3/4] Add Wolfson Microelectronics WM8776 codec ALSA driver
    At Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:04:31 +0100,
    Mark Brown wrote:

    > On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 06:52:49PM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
    > > Mark Brown wrote:
    > > > This isn't just adding something into a specific driver which fails at
    > > > abstraction, it's adding generic code. If it were adding something to
    > > > the ice17xx driver then that'd be one thing but look at the subject line
    > > > and location of the file... this stuff should be buried inside the
    > > > driver if it's too painful to make the driver sane.
    > > The codes in sound/i2c are mostly oly for ice1712/ice1724 drivers
    > > after all... They could be used by others, but I don't think there
    > > will be any more at this point.
    > If they're specific to that driver we should make them specific to that
    > driver and make sure the pain is confined there. We really don't want
    > to end up going back to the bad old days of having to do per-CPU/card
    > drivers for CODECs because nobody had thought to abstract this stuff,
    > that just makes everyone miserable.
    > Looking at these commits I'd not expect anyone to figure out that this
    > isn't how we want or expect people to add generic CODEC drivers.

    Yeah, these stuff can be better put in pci/ice1712/ directory only
    for ice1724 driver. In that way, you can avoid unnecessary exported
    symbols, too.


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