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SubjectRe: [alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: SOF: Intel: work around snd_hdac_aligned_read link failure
On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 9:06 AM Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de> wrote:
> On Mon, 09 Sep 2019 22:51:23 +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Sep 9, 2019 at 10:39 PM Pierre-Louis Bossart
> > <pierre-louis.bossart@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On 9/9/19 2:51 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > > When CONFIG_SND_HDA_ALIGNED_MMIO is selected by another driver
> > > > (i.e. Tegra) that selects CONFIG_SND_HDA_CORE as a loadable
> > > > module, but SND_SOC_SOF_HDA_COMMON is built-in, we get a
> > > > link failure from some functions that access the hda register:
> > > >
> > > > sound/soc/sof/intel/hda.o: In function `hda_ipc_irq_dump':
> > > > hda.c:(.text+0x784): undefined reference to `snd_hdac_aligned_read'
> > > > sound/soc/sof/intel/hda-stream.o: In function `hda_dsp_stream_threaded_handler':
> > > > hda-stream.c:(.text+0x12e4): undefined reference to `snd_hdac_aligned_read'
> > > > hda-stream.c:(.text+0x12f8): undefined reference to `snd_hdac_aligned_write'
> > > >
> > > > Add an explicit 'select' statement as a workaround. This is
> > > > not a great solution, but it's the easiest way I could come
> > > > up with.
> > >
> > > Thanks for spotting this, I don't think anyone on the SOF team looked at
> > > this. Maybe we can filter with depends on !TEGRA or
> > > !SND_HDA_ALIGNED_MMIO at the SOF Intel top-level instead?
> >
> > That doesn't sound much better than my approach, but could also work.
> > One idea that I had but did not manage to implement was to move out
> > the snd_hdac_aligned_read/write functions from the core hda code
> > into a separate file. I think that would be the cleanest solution,
> > as it decouples the problem from any drivers.
>
> Yeah, that's a tricky problem because of the reverse-selection, as
> usual...
>
> Another solution would be to just avoid byte/word access but use only
> long access, i.e. replace snd_hdac_chip_readb() with
> snd_hdac_chip_readl() with the aligned register and bit shift.
> The aligned access helper is needed only for the register that isn't
> aligned with 4 bytes offset.

Ok, so basically open-coding the aligned access to RIRBSTS?
That sounds like a much nicer workaround. So in place of

sd_status = snd_hdac_stream_readb(s, SD_STS);
dev_vdbg(bus->dev, "stream %d status 0x%x\n",
s->index, sd_status);
snd_hdac_stream_writeb(s, SD_STS, sd_status);

I suppose one could just readl/writel SOF_HDA_ADSP_REG_CL_SD_CTL
and print the shifted value, right?

While I know nothing about the underlying requirements, I wonder
about two things that stick out to me:

1. the existing code just writes back the same byte it has read. If
this write has no side-effects, why write it at all? OTOH, if it has
side-effects, isn't the aligned implementation of writing the whole
word in snd_hdac_aligned_write() fundamentally flawed?

2. Doesn't the read-modify-write cycle in snd_hdac_aligned_write()
need locking to work correctly?

Arnd

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