alsa: the soundwire audio doesn't work on the Dell TGL-H machines

Bug #1941669 reported by Hui Wang
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Bug Description

These 2 patches were merged to upstream kernel from v5.12, no need to
send them to impish/oem-5.13/unstable kernels. And this patch is
already in the oem-5.10 kernel, for focal kernel, since focal kernel
doesn't support soundwire audio, these 2 patches are useless for focal
kernel.

[Impact]
The Dell precision 5760 is a TGL-H machine, and it has soundwire audio
design, when running the hirsute kernel, the audio driver fails to
load sof-firmware, then the whole audio fails to initialize and fails
to work.

[Fix]
Backport 2 patches, these will remove hardcoded firmware name and
allow load firmware according to the firmware name defined by pciid

[Test]
Booting the patched kernel, check dmesg, there is no errors about
loading audio sof-firmware, playsound to spk and headphone, all worked
well, record sound from internal mic and external mic, all worked well.

[Where problems could occur]
The patch remove the hardcoded firmware for all TGL soundwire machines,
this could make the TGL soundwire machines fail to load the
sof-firmware then the whole audio fail to work. But this possibiliy is
low, since we tested the patches on different TGL soundwire machines,
all worked well.

CVE References

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Ubuntu Kernel Bot (ubuntu-kernel-bot) wrote : Missing required logs.

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apport-collect 1941669

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Hui Wang (hui.wang)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Hirsute):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Hui Wang (hui.wang)
Hui Wang (hui.wang)
tags: added: oem-priority originate-from-1940901 somerville
Hui Wang (hui.wang)
description: updated
Stefan Bader (smb)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Hirsute):
importance: High → Medium
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Hirsute):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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Ubuntu Kernel Bot (ubuntu-kernel-bot) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-hirsute' to 'verification-done-hirsute'. If the problem still exists, change the tag 'verification-needed-hirsute' to 'verification-failed-hirsute'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-hirsute
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Hui Wang (hui.wang) wrote :

Installed the proposed kernel in the hirsute on the machine dell precision 5760, reboot and check dmesg, there is no audio related error, open the gnome-sound-setting, the spk and internal mic work well, plug headset, the headphone and headset-mic work well too.

Verification done.

tags: added: verification-done-hirsute
removed: verification-needed-hirsute
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 5.11.0-37.41

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linux (5.11.0-37.41) hirsute; urgency=medium

  * hirsute/linux: 5.11.0-37.41 -proposed tracker (LP: #1944180)

  * CVE-2021-41073
    - io_uring: ensure symmetry in handling iter types in loop_rw_iter()

  * Packaging resync (LP: #1786013)
    - debian/dkms-versions -- update from kernel-versions (main/2021.09.06)

  * LRMv5: switch primary version handling to kernel-versions data set
    (LP: #1928921)
    - [Packaging] switch to kernel-versions

  * disable “CONFIG_HISI_DMA” config for ubuntu version (LP: #1936771)
    - Disable CONFIG_HISI_DMA
    - [Config] Record hisi_dma no longer built for arm64

  * ubunut_kernel_selftests: memory-hotplug: avoid spamming logs with
    dump_page() (LP: #1941829)
    - selftests: memory-hotplug: avoid spamming logs with dump_page(), ratio limit
      hot-remove error test

  * alsa: the soundwire audio doesn't work on the Dell TGL-H machines
    (LP: #1941669)
    - ASoC: SOF: allow soundwire use desc->default_fw_filename
    - ASoC: Intel: tgl: remove sof_fw_filename set for tgl_3_in_1_default

  * e1000e blocks the boot process when it tried to write checksum to its NVM
    (LP: #1936998)
    - e1000e: Do not take care about recovery NVM checksum

  * Dell XPS 17 (9710) PCI/internal sound card not detected (LP: #1935850)
    - ASoC: Intel: sof_sdw: include rt711.h for RT711 JD mode
    - ASoC: Intel: sof_sdw: add quirk for Dell XPS 9710

  * mute/micmute LEDs no function on HP ProBook 650 G8 (LP: #1939473)
    - ALSA: hda/realtek: fix mute/micmute LEDs for HP ProBook 650 G8 Notebook PC

  * Fix mic noise on HP ProBook 445 G8 (LP: #1940610)
    - ALSA: hda/realtek: Limit mic boost on HP ProBook 445 G8

  * GPIO error logs in start and dmesg after update of kernel (LP: #1937897)
    - ODM: mfd: Check AAEON BFPI version before adding device

  * External displays not working on Thinkpad T490 with ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3
    Dock (LP: #1938999)
    - drm/i915/ilk-glk: Fix link training on links with LTTPRs

  * Fix kernel panic caused by legacy devices on AMD platforms (LP: #1936682)
    - SAUCE: iommu/amd: Keep swiotlb enabled to ensure devices with 32bit DMA
      still work

  * Hirsute update: upstream stable patchset 2021-08-30 (LP: #1942123)
    - drm/i915: Revert "drm/i915/gem: Asynchronous cmdparser"
    - Revert "drm/i915: Propagate errors on awaiting already signaled fences"
    - regulator: rtmv20: Fix wrong mask for strobe-polarity-high
    - regulator: rt5033: Fix n_voltages settings for BUCK and LDO
    - spi: stm32h7: fix full duplex irq handler handling
    - ASoC: tlv320aic31xx: fix reversed bclk/wclk master bits
    - r8152: Fix potential PM refcount imbalance
    - qed: fix possible unpaired spin_{un}lock_bh in _qed_mcp_cmd_and_union()
    - ASoC: rt5682: Fix the issue of garbled recording after powerd_dbus_suspend
    - net: Fix zero-copy head len calculation.
    - ASoC: ti: j721e-evm: Fix unbalanced domain activity tracking during startup
    - ASoC: ti: j721e-evm: Check for not initialized parent_clk_id
    - efi/mokvar: Reserve the table only if it is in boot services data
    - nvme: fix nvme_setup_command ...

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Hirsute):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Hui Wang (hui.wang)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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