Re: [PATCH 2/5] [RFC]intel_hdmi_audio: interface module

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On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 07:09:43PM +0530, ramesh.babu@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

> +/**
> + * snd_intelhad_dev_free - to free alsa card instance
> + *
> + * @device: pointer to device
> + *
> + * This function is called when the hdmi cable is un plugged
> + */
> +static int snd_intelhad_dev_free(struct snd_device *device)
> +{
> +	struct snd_intelhad *intelhaddata;
> +
> +	BUG_ON(!device);
> +	pr_debug("had: snd_intelhad_dev_free called\n");
> +	intelhaddata = device->device_data;
> +	return 0;
> +}

This function doesn't appear to do anything like what either the
description or name would suggest?  I'd expect to see some deallocation
going on...

> +/**
> + * had_hot_plug - to create sound card instance for HDMI audio playabck
> + *
> + *
> + * This function is called when the hdmi cable is plugged in. This function
> + * creates and registers the sound card with ALSA
> + */
> +static int had_hot_plug(void)
> +{

It would seem more natural for the HDMI device to be created and
instatiated via the normal Linux device model - when a HDMI connection
is detected the thing doing the detection creates and registers a new
device of some kind which the driver core then binds to a separate
driver.
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