Re: [PATCH v13 48/53] ALSA: usb-audio: mixer: Add USB offloading mixer control

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On Wed, 07 Feb 2024 02:24:46 +0100,
Wesley Cheng wrote:
> Hi Takashi,
> On 2/6/2024 4:57 AM, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > On Sat, 03 Feb 2024 03:36:40 +0100,
> > Wesley Cheng wrote:
> >> 
> >> In order to allow userspace/applications know about USB offloading status,
> >> expose a sound kcontrol that fetches information about which sound card
> >> index is associated with the ASoC platform card supporting offloading.  In
> >> the USB audio offloading framework, the ASoC BE DAI link is the entity
> >> responsible for registering to the SOC USB layer.  SOC USB will expose more
> >> details about the current offloading status, which includes the USB sound
> >> card and USB PCM device indexes currently being used.
> >> 
> >> Signed-off-by: Wesley Cheng <quic_wcheng@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > 
> > The concept is understandable, but the control element name ("SNDUSB
> > OFFLD playback available") looks non-intrusive and non-conformant.
> > Use a bit more understandable name instead.
> > 
> > This provides a card number where the offload driver is bound, and the
> > name should indicate something about that.
> > 
> Hmmm, does USB sound have a naming convention that it usually follows
> for mixer/control interfaces?

The old rule is found in Documentation/sound/designs/control-names.rst
(although the prefix and the suffix are often dropped for non-standard

> For something that is more closely related, how about:
> "USB offload capable card"

Yes, it looks better.  But usually each word begins with an upper


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