[alsa-devel] [RFC PATCH] ASoC: Modify check condition of multiple bindings of components

Mark Brown broonie at kernel.org
Thu Oct 15 05:10:35 PDT 2015

On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 11:00:01AM +0200, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:

> It was never intended that it is possible to bind a component to multiple
> cards. That it was possible was a bug that was overlooked and some people
> tried to do it which caused apparently random crashes later on, caused by
> the data structure corruption. This is why we added the check to catch this
> kind of mistake early and to avoid the crashes.

This is true, but I do think it's something that we should have some
story on supporting for some of this hardware that has a bunch of
channels in one IP block that can't really interact with each other.
It's going to make it a lot easier for people to think about the
hardware and how to describe it.
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