[pulseaudio-discuss] [[PATCH v0] 1/5] device-port: Allow setting the card name while creating a port.

Tanu Kaskinen tanu.kaskinen at linux.intel.com
Mon Jun 3 11:01:58 PDT 2013

On Mon, 2013-06-03 at 20:31 +0300, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-04-18 at 02:24 +0200, poljar (Damir Jelić) wrote:
> > Since we want to be able to set/restore port properties while creating a
> > port and the port properties are saved with the card name as a key we
> > need to know the card name before the port is connected to a card.
> > 
> > This patch enables assigning a card name to the port_new_data struct.
> Thanks, will apply. I added an assertion to pa_device_port_new():
> pa_assert(data->card_name).

Actually, no, I won't apply this. The problem is that the card name
isn't known before pa_card_new() has been called. pa_namereg_register()
may alter the name if it conflicts with a name that has been registered

I think it makes sense to first create a card with pa_card_new(), then
create the ports with pa_device_port_new() and add them to the
previously created card. Finally, pa_card_put() will be called (that
function doesn't exist yet).

In order to make module-card-restore work, there's a complication: the
CARD_NEW function will be too early for restoring the port properties,
and CARD_PUT will be too late. Perhaps there should be
CARD_PORTS_INSTALLED, called by pa_card_install_ports(), which would be
called between pa_card_new() and pa_card_put().


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