Re: [PATCH] ASoC: fsl_esai: fix the channel swap issue after xrun

From: Nicolin Chen
Date: Wed Jun 05 2019 - 20:20:49 EST

Hello Shengjiu,

On Wed, Jun 05, 2019 at 10:29:37AM +0000, S.j. Wang wrote:
> > > ETDR is not volatile, if we mark it is volatile, is it correct?
> >
> > Well, you have a point -- it might not be ideally true, but it sounds like a
> > correct fix to me according to this comments.
> >
> > We can wait for Mark's comments or just send a patch to the mail list for
> > review.
> I test this patch, we don't need to reset the FIFO, and regcache_sync didn't
> Write the ETDR even the EDTR is not volatile. This fault maybe caused by

The fsl_esai driver uses FLAT type cache so regcache_sync() would
go through regcache_default_sync() that would bypass cache sync at
the regcache_reg_needs_sync() check when the cached register value
matches its default value: in case of ETDR who has a default value
0x0, it'd just "continue" without doing that _regmap_write() when
the cached value equals to 0x0.

> Legacy, in the beginning we add this patch in internal branch, there maybe
> Something cause this issue, but now can't reproduced.

The "legacy" case might happen to have two mismatched ETDR values
between the cached value and default 0x0. And I am worried it may
appear once again someday.

So I feel we still need to change ETDR to volatile type. And for
your question "ETDR is not volatile, if we mark it is volatile,
is it correct?", I double checked the definition of volatile_reg,
and it says:
* @volatile_reg: Optional callback returning true if the register
* value can't be cached. If this field is NULL but

So it seems correct to me then, as the "volatile" should be also
transcribed as "non-cacheable".