Re: [RFC/RFT PATCH] Revert "ASoC: fsl_esai: ETDR and TX0~5 registers are non volatile"

From: Nicolin Chen
Date: Fri Jun 07 2019 - 18:09:35 EST

Hello Mark,

On Fri, Jun 07, 2019 at 12:12:44PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 04:01:05PM -0700, Nicolin Chen wrote:
> > This reverts commit 8973112aa41b8ad956a5b47f2fe17bc2a5cf2645.
> Please use subject lines matching the style for the subsystem. This
> makes it easier for people to identify relevant patches.
> > 1) Though ETDR and TX0~5 are not volatile but write-only registers,
> > they should not be cached either. According to the definition of
> > "volatile_reg", one should be put in the volatile list if it can
> > not be cached.
> There's no problem with caching write only registers, having a cache
> allows one to do read/modify/write cycles on them and can help with
> debugging. The original reason we had cache code in ASoC was for write
> only devices.

Maybe because my paragraph doesn't state it clearly -- it's nothing
wrong with regmap caching write-only registers; but it caching data
registers would potentially cause dirty data or channel swap/shift.
So the reason (1) here is "cannot cached" == "should be volatile".

I will revise the commit message for review and fix the subject.

Thank you