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SubjectRE: [alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: codecs: Add DA9055 codec driver

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Brown []
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 6:20 PM
To: Ashish P. Chavan
Cc: lrg; alsa-devel; linux-kernel; David Dajun Chen
Subject: Re: [alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: codecs: Add DA9055 codec driver

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 06:26:18PM +0530, Ashish Chavan wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-09-12 at 10:57 +0800, Mark Brown wrote:

> > Why is any of this being exposed to userspace? If this should be
> > configured I'd expect it to be static platform data, not something
> > that gets changed at runtime.

> These parameters are exposed considering the fact that DMIC itself is
> not part of the codec. Codec only provides DMIC interface using which
> an external DMIC can be attached. These parameters depend on the
> actual DMIC hardware and hence kept configurable to allow runtime plug
> in of any DMIC hardware. Doesn't it make sense to keep them runtime
> configurable?

No. The only realistic way to attach a new DMIC to a board is to solder it down, that's not something people are going to do while the system is actve. It's something that's fixed at PCB design time.

> > > + /* In slave mode, there is only one set of divisors */
> > > + if (!da9055->master)
> > > + fout = 2822400;

> > Should check the user supplied this value

> Can you explain which value / user supplied value you are referring to?
> It is not quite clear to me.

The specified output frequency, you just totally ignore it.

> For other things like input mixers, Headphone and Lineouts, DAPM is
> already used to control power specific bits. The confusion is because
> there are two separate control bits for these blocks. One bit is for
> "Enabling" that block and other is for "Enabling Amplifier" of that
> block.
> e.g for headphone, one bit is for "output enable" while other is for
> "output amplifier enable".

So document this.

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