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From: Daniel Drake <dsd@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: New ALSA maintainers
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 16:41:52
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: New ALSA maintainers by Steve Long
1 Steve Long wrote:
2 > This is perfectly reasonable where it is a card with drivers in both, but
3 > alas-drivers supports a broader range of hardware, eg the echo audio cards
4 > (guess who has one ;) which have never been available in-kernel.
6 These were added to the kernel as of 2.6.18.
8 But it is still an interesting point: how does bug handling work when
9 the drivers are actually not in the kernel at all?
11 I think the alsa herd would be expected to handle bugs here, although
12 I'd readily help them out as I do for other external driver maintainers.
14 > I guess I'd like some assurance that as long as alsa-drivers supports
15 > hardware for which there are no kernel drivers, it will at least be
16 > available in the portage tree.
18 Yes, I think we can promise that, provided that the drivers have some
19 level of support upstream too. I did a quick check and it appears that
20 right now, there are no drivers provided by alsa-driver which are not in
21 the kernel source.
23 > It might be worth stripping duplicate drivers out of alsa-drivers altogether
24 > so that the two might even co-exist? Would eliminate the bug duplication in
25 > any event.
27 This is something that can be considered later, although I have my doubts...
29 Daniel
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