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

From: Takashi Iwai
Date: Tue Apr 17 2012 - 14:06:18 EST

At Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:04:31 +0100,
Mark Brown wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 06:52:49PM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > Mark Brown wrote:
> > > 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.
> If they're specific to that driver we should make them specific to that
> driver and make sure the pain is confined there. We really don't want
> to end up going back to the bad old days of having to do per-CPU/card
> drivers for CODECs because nobody had thought to abstract this stuff,
> that just makes everyone miserable.
> Looking at these commits I'd not expect anyone to figure out that this
> isn't how we want or expect people to add generic CODEC drivers.

Yeah, these stuff can be better put in pci/ice1712/ directory only
for ice1724 driver. In that way, you can avoid unnecessary exported
symbols, too.

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