[alsa-devel] [RFC 1/3] ASoC: dmaengine: Don't use runtime private data for dmaengine data

Lars-Peter Clausen lars at metafoo.de
Mon Sep 3 16:59:54 EDT 2012

On 09/03/2012 10:43 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 10:25:49PM +0200, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
>> On 09/03/2012 06:59 PM, Liam Girdwood wrote:
>>> Use a dedicated member to store dmaengine data so that drivers can
>>> use private data for their own purposes.
>> The idea was that we'll eventually get to a point where we won't need private
>> data for the drivers using the generic dmaengine code. But for the transitional
>> period there is snd_dmaengine_pcm_{set,get}_data which allows to attach driver
>> private data to the dmaengine pcm. For an example see how the other users of
>> dmaengine pcm handle this.
> That's fine if you are writing new drivers from scatch, or know the
> driver you're converting inside-out.  Neither applies here (I've
> struggled to do anything with the OMAP audio stuff for many many
> reasons.)
> I rather wish that people who did know the OMAP ASoC driver had stepped
> up to this conversion, but alas they haven't.
> In any case, if you want people to use the this soc-dmaengine helper
> then you have to make the conversion to it simple, and requiring
> everyone to totally restructure their drivers to use it does not make
> that process simple.
> What you have here is the result of several transformations to the
> driver, which would _not_ have been possible without this first patch
> from Liam.

Ok, it might have been helpful in the conversion process, but for the final
patch it would be nice if you could replace

struct snd_pcm_runtime *runtime = substream->runtime;
struct omap_runtime_data *prtd = runtime->private_data;
struct omap_pcm_dma_data *dma_data = prtd->dma_data;
struct omap_pcm_dma_data *dma_data = snd_dmaengine_pcm_get_data(substream);

and in the hwparams callback use

snd_dmaengine_pcm_set_data(substream, dma_data);

and then drop patch 1 and 2 from the series.

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