Re: [alsa-devel] [PATCH 3/4] Add Wolfson Microelectronics WM8776codec ALSA driver

From: Mark Brown
Date: Tue Apr 17 2012 - 12:50:12 EST

On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 06:32:18PM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> Mark Brown wrote:

> > 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 :)

Possibly... it's really not clear.

> 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
> way.

This isn't just adding something into a specific driver which fails at
abstraction, it's adding generic code. If it were adding something to
the ice17xx driver then that'd be one thing but look at the subject line
and location of the file... this stuff should be buried inside the
driver if it's too painful to make the driver sane.

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