Re: [PATCH 1/4] ASoC: wm9713: add binding for WM9713 codec

From: Robert Jarzmik
Date: Fri Feb 26 2016 - 16:04:33 EST

Mark Brown <broonie@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 02:33:49AM +0100, Robert Jarzmik wrote:
>> Mark Brown <broonie@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> > It will not be called, the generic AC'97 code will be used.
>> Ok, if it's not called no code in sound/soc/codecs/wm9713.c will be used, right
>> ?
>> In that case wm9713_set_dai_clkdiv() will never be used, nor will the
>> wm9713_audio_map or wm9713_dapm_widgets be created, which will break all
>> userspace programs relying on these mixers and DAPM routes.
>> Or am I missing something ?
> No, you're not missing anything - that'll be what happens. If you need
> to preserve the userspace ABI on your board you'd need a much bigger
> (but very welcome) refactoring of the AC'97 code to be less hacky and
> use the device model more directly, or at least define a generic AC'97
> binding somehow. All the AC'97 support has never really been properly
> moved over to the device model and unfortunately nobody's yet cared
> about it for device tree except in the simple cases supported by the
> generic AC'97 code. I appreciate that this isn't very helpful, it's
> an unfortunate consequence of DT as an ABI.
> We probably want to end up with something like what the Intel folks have
> been doing recently for HDA to get that working within ASoC.

Ok, let me think about it and propose something, an approach.

I must admit I like the structure I saw in drivers/amba/bus.c, ie. to have
something like :
- a bus driver core (sound/ac97/bus.c ?)
Split between this and sound/pci/ac97_codec.c I don't know yet.
=> an instance of this bus will be instanciated from each snd_ac97_bus() call
just as now
=> bus_register(&ac97_bustype)
=> ac97_bus_probe/remove(), match/uevent/dev_attrs
=> ac97_driver_register(struct ac97_driver *drv)

- a ac97 driver structure (struct ac97_driver) with :
=> u32 vendor_id (vendor_id = lambda(vendor_id1, vendor_id2))
=> u32 vendor_id_mask (mask of bits to match)

- each ac97 controller will call snd_ac97_bus().
In my case, that's sound/arm/pxa2xx-ac97.c or sound/soc/pxa2xx-ac97.c,

- each ac97 codec will subscribe to the bus
ac97_driver_register(struct ac97_driver *drv, u32 vendor_id, u32 vendor_mask)
For example wm9713.c will call :
ac97_driver_register(drv, AC97_VENDOR(0x...., 0x....), 0xffffffff);

Well, if I'm totally mistaken, tell me. If not it will take me a bit of time to
write is down properly in a Documentation/ file.