[alsa-devel] [PATCH 1/2] powerpc: add platform registration for ALSA SoC drivers

Timur Tabi timur.tabi at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 08:13:35 EST 2010

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 4:58 PM, Grant Likely <grant.likely at secretlab.ca> wrote:

> The sound0 node needs a compatible value,

I knew I was forgetting something

> the sound-device node should
> probably have one too.

The aliases, cpus, and memory node don't have a compatible property,
and I was modeling the design after the aliases node.

> The sound0 node should have something board specific like
> "fsl,mpc8610hpcd-sound" to make it clear that the binding really only
> applies to this particular board.  It would also be a good idea to
> prefix all of the property names with 'fsl,' to avoid conflicting with
> any future common bindings or conventions.  Other boards can use the
> same binding, but they would get a different compatible value (the
> driver could bind on both).

The aliases node doesn't have an fsl, prefix.  I understand the need
for the prefix, but I wonder why we don't do that for the aliases

> I'm not a huge fan of the name "sound-devices" for the parent node.
> There are other sorts of things that we need 'virtual' device nodes to
> describe.  It would be nice to have a single place for collecting
> nodes for stuff like this.  Perhaps this:
> system {
>        compatible = "system-devices";
>        sound0 {
>                compatible = "fsl,mpc8610hpcd-sound";
>                fsl,ssi = &ssi0;
>                fsl,playback-dma = &dma00;
>                fsl,capture-dma = &dma01;
>                fsl,codec = &cs4270;
>        };
> };

I like that.

Timur Tabi
Linux kernel developer at Freescale

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