[PATCH v2] arm: dts: Fix audio card detection on peach boards

Javier Martinez Canillas javier at osg.samsung.com
Mon Nov 30 10:24:03 PST 2015

Hi Alim,

On 11/30/2015 01:59 PM, Alim Akhtar wrote:
> Hi Javier,
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 7:31 PM, Javier Martinez Canillas
> <javier at osg.samsung.com> wrote:
>> Hello Alim,
>> On 10/12/2015 09:37 AM, Alim Akhtar wrote:
>>> Since commit 2fad972d45c4 ("ARM: dts: Add mclk entry for Peach boards"),
>>> sound card detection is broken on peach boards and gives below errors:
>>> [    3.630457] max98090 7-0010: MAX98091 REVID=0x51
>>> [    3.634233] max98090 7-0010: use default 2.8v micbias
>>> [    3.640985] snow-audio sound: HiFi <-> 3830000.i2s mapping ok
>>> [    3.645307] max98090 7-0010: Invalid master clock frequency
>>> [    3.650824] snow-audio sound: ASoC: Peach-Pi-I2S-MAX98091 late_probe() failed: -22
>>> [    3.658914] snow-audio sound: snd_soc_register_card failed (-22)
>>> [    3.664366] snow-audio: probe of sound failed with error -22
>>> This patch adds missing assigned-clocks and assigned-clock-parents for
>>> pmu_system_controller node which is used as "mclk" for audio codec.
>>> Signed-off-by: Alim Akhtar <alim.akhtar at samsung.com>
>>> Fixes: 2fad972d45c4 ("ARM: dts: Add mclk entry for Peach boards")
>> I found that this patch is not enough to have proper audio working
>> on an Exynos5800 Peach Pi. Even playing a simple wav does not work:
>> $ time aplay -D sysdefault /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
>> Playing WAVE '/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 48000 Hz, Mono
>> real    0m1.138s
>> user    0m0.005s
>> sys     0m0.005s
>> This should be ~1.5 seconds so audio is processed faster than expected.
> Did you tried playing any other file, like 128 KHz rate files etc..?

Yes, I see the same problem with all the files I tested.

>> So something else besides making the CLKOUT to provide a valid frequency
>> for the codec's master clock is needed.
> The $SUBJECT patch actually  fix the audio card detection issue, which
> was failing because of the missing master clock.

I thought the problem was not a missing master clock, but an invalid clock
frequency. Since the error message in the patch change log was:

"max98090 7-0010: Invalid master clock frequency"

But what I tried to ask was what else was missing to have playback working.

>> Do you know what's missing in mainline? For instance, I see that the
>> sound/soc/samsung/snow.c ASoC machine driver doesn't have a hw_params
>> but I'm not that familiar with ALSA to know if that makes sense or not.
> I need to check this, currently I am out on a business travel, so
> won't be able to check.

No worries, I was asked in case you had more information. Audio is the
only thing that is missing to have all peripherals working correctly with

> Probably we can go back to before "2fad972d45c4" and check that.

Do you mean to revert $SUBJECT and "2fad972d45c4" to see if the bootloader
sets this correctly? If I revert both patches then I have no audio at all.
>> Also, do you know if the "simple-audio-card" can be used instead for
>> snow and peachs as it is used for other Exynos5 boards or a specific
>> ASoC machine driver is really needed for these Chromebooks?
> Not sure, AFAIR, I used machine driver on chromebooks (snow and peach).

Yes, the downstream 3.8 ChromiumOS tree has also a machine driver but I
don't see a simple-audio-card in that tree so it seems that predates it.

Javier Martinez Canillas
Open Source Group
Samsung Research America

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