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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ASoC: make snd_soc_dai_link more symmetrical
On Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:55:33 +0000
Mark Brown <> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 06:59:17PM +0100, Jean-Francois Moine wrote:
> > This patch renders optional the CODEC name / OF node on sound card register,
> > as it is done for the CPU side, in the case the CODEC DAI name is unique.
> > This simplifies the definition of CODECs with multiple DAIs, especially
> > in DTs, while keeping compatibility.
> So, this is similar to one of the comments I made on the DT patch you
> sent today: you're saying that this makes things better but you're not
> saying why it makes things better. I've been sitting on this partly
> because I've been wanting to sit down and try to work out what the
> benefit is. This information should be readily avaiable and omiting it
> seems like it will make things more fragile.
> If anything I'd expect DT to want to move towards specifying things by
> CODEC plus optional DAI index rather than anything else, that's the more
> common pattern for DT based things (really phandle plus index) and it's
> what the current generic card is doing.
> It's possible there is a benefit I'm just not seeing but you'll need to
> tell me.

The first benefit I got was in the front-end definition: the codec side
is the dummy codec, and this one has no phandle.

Then, finding the CODEC DAI from phandle asks for more code
(of_xlate_dai_name in the CODEC drivers) and finding it from the CODEC
name asks for a double loop in soc_bind_dai_link. On the other way, a
simple loop without any more change may be used when the DAI is simply
specified by its name. I would say that the DAI name is more meaningful
than a DAI index and that it is less subject to internal changes of the
CODEC driver.

Eventually, I don't think that, using only the name of the CODEC side
DAI to identify it, is not more fragile than identifying the CPU side
of the DAI link by its name.

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