Re: [alsa-devel] [PATCH 3/4] Add Wolfson Microelectronics WM8776 codec ALSA driver

From: Takashi Iwai
Date: Tue Apr 17 2012 - 12:32:17 EST

At Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:18:21 +0100,
Mark Brown wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 06:13:40PM +0200, Ondrej Zary wrote:
> > On Tuesday 17 April 2012 17:02:34 Mark Brown wrote:
> > > Same comments as the previous patch, this should be using ASoC. In this
> > > case the device has in fact been supported in mainline since 2.6.32...
> > Yes, the driver is there - but I dont's see any way to use it. ASoC was not
> > designed to be used with sound cards and nobody has ever used any ASoC driver
> > in a sound card driver. I don't feel like breaking a working driver (with 16
> > subdrivers for many more card types).
> What makes you cleaim that "ASoC was not designed to be used with sound
> cards"? Implementing sound cards is the sole purpose of ASoC...

You don't need to overreact, he surely means only about the existing
ice1724 sound driver for his device :)

Restructuring ice1712 and ice1724 drivers to use ASoC would require
quite a lot of works, and no one really wants it, I guess. Many
boards are old and can't be tested easily. And, we still need to
match the ASoC components with the controls of the current driver.

This was already discussed a bit, and Clemens suggested like this


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