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Date:   Fri, 12 May 2017 10:28:29 +0200
From:   John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <>
To:     Takashi Iwai <>
Cc:     Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
        Christoph Hellwig <>,
        Jaroslav Kysela <>,
        Linus Torvalds <>,
        ALSA Development Mailing List <>,
        "" <>,
        Linux/m68k <>
Subject: Re: [alsa-devel] future of sounds/oss

On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 09:27:56AM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> But, looking at the tree again, I noticed that ALSA isn't built yet at
> all for m68k.  I don't remember why it's disabled.
> Jaroslav, do you know the reason behind it?

Might also just be because the m68k port had been dead in Debian for a
while due the lack of TLS support in glibc on m68k. However, the port
is active again and in pretty good shape now.

I'm currently working on fixing debian-installer on m68k, so that
people can install the port without having to resort to things like

> And, dmasound is a completely different implementation from the other
> OSS, thus it doesn't suffer from set_fs() hack.  That is, we may still
> keep dmasound, while removing other OSS stuff.

Thanks! Highly appreciated.

> Meanwhile we'll try to support ALSA on m64k and eventually target to
> drop dmasound stuff.

Ooooh, that would be awesome. If you need any testers on m68k, please
let us know. I have plenty of m68k hardware for testing.

> Does it sound more feasible?

No idea whether it's feasible. But it sounds awesome :).


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