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

From: Takashi Iwai
Date: Tue Apr 17 2012 - 12:52:48 EST

At Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:50:06 +0100,
Mark Brown wrote:
> 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.

The codes in sound/i2c are mostly oly for ice1712/ice1724 drivers
after all... They could be used by others, but I don't think there
will be any more at this point.

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