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Date:   Tue, 5 Oct 2021 23:31:31 +0200
From:   Martin Blumenstingl <>
To:     Jerome Brunet <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v1 0/1] ASoC: meson: aiu: HDMI codec control questions
 and issues

Hi Jerome,

On Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 11:17 PM Martin Blumenstingl
<> wrote:
> > This bit could also be a remain of an older design, not really connected
> > to anything meaningful. It would not be the first time.
> >
> > The AIU looks like an IP that has evolved a lot over the years, not always
> > in a coordinated fashion. Some scenario are well supported and easy,
> > others seem to require a magic spell.
> >
> > Last (but not least), in AML vendor kernel, the only time this bit poked
> > is around 8ch support (1 for 8ch, 0 otherwise) ... I have no idea why.
> The 32-bit SoCs use SPDIF to feed 2-channel audio to the HDMI TX
> controller and I2S to feed 8-channel audio to the HDMI TX controller.
> It seems that Amlogic stopped this for (at least some) 64-bit SoCs.
> My testing results indicate that AIU_CLK_CTRL_MORE[6] is still relevant.
> I can do another round of testing with various combinations of
> AIU_CLK_CTRL_MORE[6] and AIU_HDMI_CLK_DATA_CTRL register values.
> If you want me to test any specific combinations then please let me know.
I have tested various combinations, see the attached result file
(which can be viewed with "column -t /path/to/results.txt").
The short summary is that...
...I2S output requires:
  AIU_CLK_CTRL_MORE[6] = 0x1

...SPDIF output requires:
  AIU_HDMI_CLK_DATA_CTRL[5:4] = (any)
  AIU_CLK_CTRL_MORE[6] = 0x1

My test consisted of running speaker-test -c2 and playing an mp3 with
ffplay on an Odroid-C1.

In other words: this confirms what we have suspected before.
What is your suggestion on how to model these muxes in the driver?

In the meantime I finally understood what #sound-dai-cells = <1>; does
thanks to your previous hints.
With that I can wire up the I2S and SPDIF inputs to the HDMI TX
controller's "HDMI codec".
Many thanks again for this hint!

Best regards,

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