Re: Regression found (Stop-marking-clocks-as-CLK_IS_CRITICAL)

From: Hans de Goede
Date: Thu Jan 17 2019 - 07:05:42 EST

This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Hi,

On 17-01-19 10:12, Dean Wallace wrote:
Hi Hans, Mogens,

On 17-01-19, Mogens Jensen wrote:
Kernel is compiled with SND_SOC_INTEL_CHT_BSW_MAX98090_TI_MACH and the quirk seems to have fixed the problem caused by commit 648e921888ad ("clk: x86: Stop marking clocks as CLK_IS_CRITICAL"), as sound is now working if running "speaker-test" on my system which is clean ALSA.

Note being "clean ALSA" is really not a good thing now a days,
for lots of things we depend on pulseaudio (like setting
up UCM mixer profiles).

Unfortunately, SND_SOC_INTEL_CHT_BSW_MAX98090_TI_MACH driver is unusable on Clapper Chromebooks as audio played from everything but "speaker-test" as video players or web browsers is extremly low and sounds like played at 10x speed. At the same time kernel log is spammed with messages like this:

max98090 i2c-193C9890:00: PLL unlocked
intel_sst_acpi 80860F28:00: FW Version 01.0c.00.01
writing to lpe: 00000000: 01 01 01 01 00 00 08 00 ff ff ff ff 55 00 00 00 ............U...
writing to lpe: 00000000: 01 01 01 01 00 00 1a 00 ff ff ff ff 75 00 12 00 ............u...

This is probably not related to the problem discussed in this thread, but the result is that I have to use the legacy driver SND_SOC_INTEL_BYT_MAX98090_MACH and therefore still has to revert commit 648e921888ad for sound to work.

Is it possible to create a fix for SND_SOC_INTEL_BYT_MAX98090_MACH on kernel 4.19? Kernel 4.19 is a long term release so it would be very nice to have fix for this version upstream.

I have been reverting "clk: x86: Stop marking clocks as CLK_IS_CRITICAL"
and the patch that initially added the quirk for swanky because of sound
instability issues as you described. I'm compiling vanilla Archlinux
kernel with SND_SOC_INTEL_CHT_BSW_MAX98090_TI_MACH, using pulseaudio,
and have sound in all my apps.

Baytrail sound has always been a little touchy, especially using headset
with mic, but since the clk patch breaking sound and the quirk patch to
fix it, there is a lot more instability. Just running pavucontrol, or
plugging in headset sets it off. It's a head scratcher.

Mogens, Dean, can you please try the SND_SOC_INTEL_CHT_BSW_MAX98090_TI_MACH
driver, without reverting any patches, with the attached patch on top and
see if that helps?

Thanks & Regards,