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Date:   Wed, 6 Nov 2019 13:30:27 -0600
From:   Pierre-Louis Bossart <>
        Ranjani Sridharan <>,,,,,,
        Bard liao <>,
        Rander Wang <>
Subject: Re: [alsa-devel] [PATCH 0/3] soundwire: use UniqueID only when

On 10/22/19 6:48 PM, Pierre-Louis Bossart wrote:
> The hardware UniqueID, typically enabled with pin-strapping, is
> required during enumeration to avoid conflicts between devices of the
> same type.
> When there are no devices of the same type, using the UniqueID is
> overkill and results in a lot of probe errors due to mismatches
> between ACPI tables and hardware capabilities. For example it's not
> uncommon for BIOS vendors to copy/paste the same settings between
> platforms but the hardware pin-strapping is different. This is
> perfectly legit and permitted by MIPI specs.
> With this patchset, the UniqueID is only used when multiple devices of
> the same type are detected. The loop to detect multiple identical
> devices is not super efficient but with typically fewer than 4 devices
> per link there's no real incentive to be smarter.
> This change is only implemented for ACPI platforms, for DeviceTree
> there is no change.

Vinod, this series has been submitted for review on October 22 and I 
answered to your questions. There's been no feedback since October 24, 
so is there any sustained objection here?

ACPI platforms are completely unmanageable without this patchset.

> Pierre-Louis Bossart (3):
>    soundwire: remove bitfield for unique_id, use u8
>    soundwire: slave: add helper to extract slave ID
>    soundwire: ignore uniqueID when irrelevant
>   drivers/soundwire/bus.c       |  7 +--
>   drivers/soundwire/slave.c     | 98 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
>   include/linux/soundwire/sdw.h |  4 +-
>   3 files changed, 84 insertions(+), 25 deletions(-)

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