Re: [PATCH 1/6] ASoC: max98088: Document DT bindings

From: Javier Martinez Canillas
Date: Thu Feb 19 2015 - 15:48:26 EST

Hello Andreas,

We already talked over irc but for completeness I'll comment here
as well.

On 02/19/2015 07:54 PM, Andreas FÃrber wrote:
> Am 19.02.2015 um 19:40 schrieb Andreas FÃrber:
>> Am 19.02.2015 um 18:48 schrieb Doug Anderson:
>>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 6:13 AM, Andreas FÃrber <afaerber@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> I see that a master clock (mclk) is added in patch 6/6 but the
>>>>> max98088 codec driver does handle this clock.

Sorry, I wanted to say " the driver *does not* handle this clock" but
fortunately you understood what I meant :)

>>>>> If the SoC XCLKOUT provides the master clock to the max98089
>>>>> codec in Spring like is the case for the max9809{0,5} codecs
>>>>> in the Snow and Peach Pit/Pi Chromebooks then you need to do
>>>>> something along the lines of the following commits:
>>>>> e3048c3d2be5 ASoC: max98095: Add master clock handling
>>>>> b10ab7b838bd ASoC: max98090: Add master clock handling
>>>>> If that's the case you also have to mention in the DT binding
>>>>> doc that "clocks" and "clock-names" are optional properties
>>>>> like Documentation/devicetree/bindings/sound/max9809{0,5}.txt.
>>>> When I prepared this patch, I believe it was a straight copy from
>>>> max98090. Sounds like they changed since then.
>>>> My 6/6 adopted the mclk clock from your now-cancelled v2 patch for Snow,
>>>> assuming it would be the same on all Chromebooks. I tested that last
>>>> change by checking for errors in dmesg.
>>>> Doug, can you advise on how the clock wiring is for Spring?
>>> I can confirm that XCLKOUT is connected to the codec MCLK on the
>>> Spring schematics I have.
>> Thanks! I updated max98088 and had it working on first boot, but on
>> second boot it complained about the frequency:
>> [ 7.896834] max98088 7-0010: revision A
>> [ 7.912776] snow-audio sound: HiFi <-> 3830000.i2s mapping ok
>> [ 7.919367] max98088 7-0010: Invalid master clock frequency
>> [ 7.919429] snow-audio sound: ASoC: Spring-I2S-MAX98089 late_probe()
>> failed: -22
>> [ 7.920019] snow-audio sound: snd_soc_register_card failed (-22)
>> [ 7.920109] snow-audio: probe of sound failed with error -22

I had the same error on Snow but even on the first boot and after doing some
code archeology, I found the following commit [0] in a Samsung downstream
tree that solves the issue.

The problem is that clk_round_rate(max98095->mclk, freq) returns 0 as the
rounded rate if XCLOUT is not allowed to be re-parented on rate change.

With Tushar's patch I see that clk_round_rate() returns 24000000 (24MHz)
so the codec driver setups the correct PLL clock.

You mentioned that it does make the error go away but still audio is not
working on Spring. Let's see if someone has an idea of what could be missing.

> Reproducible on third boot.
> On a suspicion, the fourth boot I waited for the double-beep of the
> firmware (waiting for Ctrl+d/u), and then it did work.
> So it seems the mclk is not always set up properly by the kernel,
> relying on firmware. Who's in charge of setting that clock up?

Right, it seems audio is only working due the firmware doing some previous
setup. Probably it works on every boot if you have "sound init" as a part of
the u-boot boot commands?

> Regards,
> Andreas

Best regards,

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