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From: Richard Knutsson <>
To: Lee Revell <>
Cc: Adrian Bunk <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
Subject: Re: [2.6.22 patch] more scheduled OSS driver removal
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 09:30:58 +0200	[thread overview]
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In-Reply-To: <>

Lee Revell wrote:
> On 3/25/07, Richard Knutsson <> wrote:
>> Adrian Bunk wrote:
>> > This patch contains the scheduled removal of OSS drivers that:
>> > - have ALSA drivers for the same hardware without known regressions 
>> and
>> > - whose Kconfig options have been removed in 2.6.20.
>> >
>> Sorry for this late respond
>> Is sound/oss/emu10k1/ really ready to be replaced? According to a friend
>> of mine, who got the hardware, the ALSA still lacks feature provided by
>> the OSS-driver. He mentioned some sort of programmable memory (forgot
>> the name for that) with whom you can run small programs to manipulate
>> the sounds (adding echo and such).
> He's referring to EMU DSP manager.  (emudspmgr I think it's called).
> The ALSA equivalent is ld10k1.  It might not be as mature as the OSS
> equivalent, but are we really going to keep obsolete drivers in the
> kernel just because the userspace tools for the old driver are more
> mature?
Good! I forward that info to him.
BTW, I did not mean to suggest we keep the OSS instead of ALSA. Just 
voiced if it is _ready_ to be replaced. But since there is no regression 
report filed (believed he already made one) I will pipe down :)
>> Also, he got problems with getting
>> more accurate control of the volume (guess this is more a userland 
>> issue).
>> He seems to have done his homework but only got to pages where other
>> peoples had the same problem.
> I guess he's referring to the well known "Master volume only controls
> front output" problem.  This really does need to be resolved, as many
> other ALSA drivers are effected.
Isn't this quite a basic feature?! Is there somewhere to monitor the 
progress on this?

Thanks for your help!
Richard Knutsson

  reply	other threads:[~2007-03-26  7:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-03-24 13:06 Adrian Bunk
2007-03-26  1:26 ` Richard Knutsson
2007-03-26  1:48   ` Adrian Bunk
2007-03-26  7:16     ` Richard Knutsson
2007-03-26  4:16   ` Lee Revell
2007-03-26  7:30     ` Richard Knutsson [this message]
2007-03-26 15:45       ` Lee Revell
2007-03-26 12:43     ` Jan Engelhardt

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