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Date:   Fri, 12 May 2017 09:10:47 +0200
From:   Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.de>
To:     Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@...ux-m68k.org>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>, Jaroslav Kysela <perex@...ex.cz>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...uxfoundation.org>,
        ALSA Development Mailing List <alsa-devel@...a-project.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "Linux/m68k" <linux-m68k@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [alsa-devel] future of sounds/oss

On Fri, 12 May 2017 09:03:07 +0200,
Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> 
> Hi Iwai-san,
> 
> On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 10:21 PM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.de> wrote:
> > From: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.de>
> > Subject: [PATCH] sound: Disable the build of OSS drivers
> >
> > OSS drivers are left as badly unmaintained, and now we're facing a
> > problem to clean up the hackish set_fs() usage in their codes.  Since
> > most of drivers have been covered by ALSA, and the others are dead old
> > and inactive, let's leave them RIP.
> >
> > This patch is the first step: disable the build of OSS drivers.
> > We'll eventually drop the whole codes and clean up later.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.de>
> > ---
> >  sound/Kconfig | 26 ++++++++++++++------------
> >  1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/sound/Kconfig b/sound/Kconfig
> > index ee2e69a9ecd1..41eda578d08e 100644
> > --- a/sound/Kconfig
> > +++ b/sound/Kconfig
> > @@ -54,7 +54,8 @@ config SOUND_OSS_CORE_PRECLAIM
> >
> >           If unsure, say Y.
> >
> > -source "sound/oss/dmasound/Kconfig"
> > +### TO-BE-REMOVED
> > +# source "sound/oss/dmasound/Kconfig"
> 
> Please note the dmasound drivers do not have ALSA equivalents.

These belong to the latter, "dead old and inactive" ones :)

Are these driver still used with the latest kernel?  If users are
willing to help, we can provide the port to ALSA drivers, too.


thanks,

Takashi

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