Re: [PATCH 3/4] ASoc: kirkwood: merge kirkwood-i2c and kirkwood-dma

From: Jean-Francois Moine
Date: Fri Jul 26 2013 - 03:38:49 EST

On Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:58:16 +0100
Russell King - ARM Linux <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 08:16:04PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:14:28AM +0200, Jean-Francois Moine wrote:
> > > To avoid the declaration of a 'kirkwood-pcm-audio' device in the DT,
> > > this patch merges the kirkwood-i2c and kirkwood-dma drivers into one
> > > module.
> >
> > This seems mostly fine, though it may be best to keep kirkwood-dma as a
> > separate module for the benefit of the S/PDIF support when it gets added
> > - I had a look at the implementation Russell has and it looks like it
> > can be added as a separate interface.
> You wouldn't want I2S and SPDIF to be separate modules though - they're
> the same hardware but different output stream formatters attached to the
> DMA FIFO output. Don't forget the requirements concerning the simultaneous
> use of I2S and SPDIF - these "output formatters" must both be enabled and
> disabled in unison when concurrent use is required - both bits must be
> set or cleared together with a single register write.
> > > - .platform_name = "kirkwood-pcm-audio",
> > > + .platform_name = "kirkwood-i2s",
> >
> > Should the name be done as dev_name() for the interface (I don't know if
> > there is ever more than one)?
> Getting away from "kirkwood-i2s" would be sensible, because it may not be
> just "i2s" in this hardware block. The documentation calls this an "audio
> controller" but I guess "kirkwood-pcm" would be a reasonable compromise,
> even though it has a separate AC'97 block which could also be construed
> as being "pcm".
> The AC'97 block uses a separate peripheral DMA controller and so wouldn't
> make use of kirkwood-dma.c either.

As the kirkwood audio subsystem is used in the other mvebu machines,
the name of the module kirkwood-i2s/kirkwood-dma could be

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