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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] ASoC: qdsp6: fix default FE dais and routings.
On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 09:32:18AM +0100, Srinivas Kandagatla wrote:
>
>
> On 17/04/2020 16:35, Stephan Gerhold wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 02:02:08PM +0100, Srinivas Kandagatla wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > On 17/04/2020 12:24, Stephan Gerhold wrote:
> > > > Hi Srini,
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 06:04:20PM +0000, Srinivas Kandagatla wrote:
> > > > > QDSP6 Frontend dais can be configured to work in rx or tx or both rx/tx mode,
> > > > > however the default routing do not honour this DT configuration making sound
> > > > > card fail to probe. FE dais are also not fully honouring device tree configuration.
> > > > > Fix both of them.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > I discovered this patch set when QDSP6 audio stopped working after
> > > > upgrading to Linux 5.7-rc1. As far as I understand, device tree bindings
> > > > should attempt to be backwards compatible wherever possible.
> > > > This isn't the case here, although this is not the reason for my mail.
> > > > (I don't mind updating my device tree, especially since it is not
> > > > upstream yet...)
> > > >
> > > > I have a general question about the design here.
> > > >
> > > > I understand the original motivation for this patch set: Attempting to
> > > > configure a TX/RX-only DAI was not possible due to the default routing.
> > > > In my opinion this is only relevant for the compressed DAI case.
> > > >
> > > > If we ignore the compressed DAIs for a moment (which can be
> > > > unidirectional only), I think we shouldn't care how userspace uses the
> > > > available FE/MultiMedia DAIs. We have this huge routing matrix in q6routing,
> > > > with 800+ mixers that can be configured in any way possible from userspace.
> > > >
> > > > In "ASoC: qdsp6: q6asm-dai: only enable dais from device tree" you mention:
> > > >
> > > > > This can lead to un-necessary dais in the system which will never be
> > > > > used. So honour whats specfied in device tree.
> > > >
> > > > but IMO the FE DAIs are a negligible overhead compared to the routing
> > > > matrix and the many BE DAIs that are really never going to be used
> > > > (because nothing is physically connected to the ports).
> > >
> > > Two things, one unnecessary mixers, second thing is we need to know how many
> > > FE dais are in the system, which should be derived from the number of dai
> > > child nodes. These can potentially be SoC specific or firmware specific.
> > >
> >
> > So there are SoCs/firmwares that just support e.g. MultiMedia1-4 and not
> > all 8 MultiMedia FE DAIs?
> >
>
> This all depends on vendor customization to the firmware.
> Normally Q6ASM supports up to 8 concurrent streams.
>

I see, thank you!

> > > My plan is to cleanup the BE DAIs as well!, any patches welcome!
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Even if you restrict FE DAIs to RX/TX only, or disable them entirely,
> > >
> > > I think this is mistake from myside. Alteast according to bindings direction
> > > property is only "Required for Compress offload dais", code should have
> > > explicitly ignored it. Here is change that should fix it.
> > >
> >
> > This would make the MultiMedia1-3 bi-directional in sdm845-db845c,
> > but MultiMedia5-8 would still be disabled.
> >
> > My question here would then be similar as above:
> > Is this an arbitrary selection of a reasonable amount of FE DAIs,
> > or actually based on some firmware limitations?
> Yes, it is purely firmware limitation.
>
> >
> > As I described in the rest of my mail (below your diff),
> > before this patch set it was simple to just expose all 8 FE DAIs.
> > At least on MSM8916 all of them work in exactly the same way,
> > there is no difference between any of them.
> >
> > If we list what is working in SoC/firmware in the device tree,
> > would I just list all 8 FE DAIs?
>
> That is the direction, which should also include any dai specific properties
> like compressed case.
>
> >
> > Basically I'm still trying to understand why we limit the number of
> > FE/MultiMedia DAIs that we expose, when all of them would be working
> > fine. :)
> I don't think we need to limit this from Linux side, but Its important to
> take care of the max allowed Q6ASM dais w.r.t DSP.
>

I think the approach you added in this patch set makes sense if there
are DSP firmwares that offer less FE/MultiMedia DAIs.

For the future it would be nice if we could make this less "confusing"
by hiding/removing the invalid mixers, e.g. if you have only
MultiMedia1 enabled you don't see all the mixers for MultiMedia2-8.
For that it doesn't matter if we do it in q6routing (might become
quite complex with all the macros there), or in a generic way by walking
the DAPM graph as Mark mentioned.

I was also thinking if we can somehow restore the default routing
in a conditional way, so that you don't need to duplicate the
information in the device tree:

e.g. right now you need to add

&q6asm {
dai@0 {
reg = <0>;
};
};

*and* the routing

sound {
audio-routing =
"MM_DL1", "MultiMedia1 Playback",
"MultiMedia1 Capture", "MM_UL1";
};

When I made these changes I needed several tries until I had it correct,
because sometimes I forgot one of the routes, sometimes I mixed up some
numbers etc. And especially when you add all 8 FE DAIs this becomes
really noisy for an information that we could (theoretically) infer
only based on the part under &q6asm.

I will think about it some more and see if I come up with something nice.

Thanks,
Stephan

> > > --------------------------->cut<---------------------------------
> > > diff --git a/sound/soc/qcom/qdsp6/q6asm-dai.c
> > > b/sound/soc/qcom/qdsp6/q6asm-dai.c
> > > index 125af00bba53..31f46b25978e 100644
> > > --- a/sound/soc/qcom/qdsp6/q6asm-dai.c
> > > +++ b/sound/soc/qcom/qdsp6/q6asm-dai.c
> > > @@ -1067,6 +1067,11 @@ static int of_q6asm_parse_dai_data(struct device
> > > *dev,
> > > dai_drv = &pdata->dais[idx++];
> > > *dai_drv = q6asm_fe_dais_template[id];
> > >
> > > + if (of_property_read_bool(node, "is-compress-dai"))
> > > + dai_drv->compress_new = snd_soc_new_compress;
> > > + else
> > > + continue;
> > > +
> > > ret = of_property_read_u32(node, "direction", &dir);
> > > if (ret)
> > > continue;
> > > @@ -1076,8 +1081,6 @@ static int of_q6asm_parse_dai_data(struct device *dev,
> > > else if (dir == Q6ASM_DAI_TX)
> > > dai_drv->playback = empty_stream;
> > >
> > > - if (of_property_read_bool(node, "is-compress-dai"))
> > > - dai_drv->compress_new = snd_soc_new_compress;
> > > }
> > >
> > > return 0;
> > >
> > > --------------------------->cut<---------------------------------
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > srini
> > >
> > > > all the routing mixers still exist for them. They will just result in
> > > > configurations that are not usable in any way. IMO the only thing we
> > > > gain by restricting the FE DAIs is that the available mixers no longer
> > > > match possible configurations.
> > > >
> > > > Before this patch set I used a slightly different approach in my device
> > > > tree for MSM8916: I kept all FE DAIs bi-directional, and added DAI links
> > > > for all of them. This means that I actually had 8 bi-directional PCM
> > > > devices in userspace.
> > > >
> > > > I didn't use all of them - my ALSA UCM configuration only uses
> > > > MultiMedia1 for playback and MultiMedia2 for capture.
> > > > However, some other userspace (let's say Android) could have chosen
> > > > different FE DAIs for whatever reason. We have the overhead for the
> > > > routing matrix anyway, so we might as well expose it in my opinion.
> > > >
> > > > My question is: In what way are the FE DAIs really board-specific?
> > > >
> > > > If we expose only some FE DAIs with intended usage per board,
> > > > e.g. MultiMedia1 for HDMI, MultiMedia2 for slimbus playback,
> > > > MultiMedia3 for slimbus capture,
> > > > I could almost argue that we don't need DPCM at all.
> > > > The FE DAIs are always going to be used for the same backend anyway.
> > > >
> > > > This is a bit exaggerated - for example if you have a single compress
> > > > DAI per board you probably intend to use it for both HDMI/slimbus.
> > > > But this is the feeling I get if we configure the FE DAIs separately
> > > > for each board.
> > > >
> > > > I wonder if we should leave configuration of the FE DAIs up to userspace
> > > > (e.g. ALSA UCM), and expose the same full set of FE DAIs for each board.
> > > >
> > > > I think this is mostly a matter of convention for configuring FE DAIs
> > > > in the device tree - I have some ideas how to make that work
> > > > with the existing device tree bindings and for compressed DAIs.
> > > > But this mail is already long enough as-is. ;)
> > > >
> > > > I also don't mind if we keep everything as-is
> > > > - I just wanted to share what I have been thinking about.
> > > >
> > > > What do you think?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for reading! ;)
> > > > Stephan
> > > >
> > > > > Originally issue was reported by Vinod Koul
> > > > >
> > > > > Srinivas Kandagatla (2):
> > > > > ASoC: qdsp6: q6asm-dai: only enable dais from device tree
> > > > > ASoC: qdsp6: q6routing: remove default routing
> > > > >
> > > > > sound/soc/qcom/qdsp6/q6asm-dai.c | 30 +++++++++++++++++++++++-------
> > > > > sound/soc/qcom/qdsp6/q6routing.c | 19 -------------------
> > > > > 2 files changed, 23 insertions(+), 26 deletions(-)
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > 2.21.0
> > > > >

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