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Date:   Tue, 16 May 2017 09:45:04 +0200
From:   Geert Uytterhoeven <>
To:     Takashi Iwai <>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <>, Jaroslav Kysela <>,
        Linus Torvalds <>,
        ALSA Development Mailing List <>,
        "" <>,
        "Linux/m68k" <>
Subject: Re: [alsa-devel] future of sounds/oss

Hi Iwai-san,

On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 10:01 AM, 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?
>> Because ALSA doesn't have any drivers that can be used on m68k platforms?
> But we have virtual and generic drivers (such as UART support), so
> there seems no reason to stop it.  Maybe the lack of proper MMU

It seems to date back to the move of sound from arch/*/Kconfig
to sound/Kconfig. I guess at that time there was just no use for ALSO on

> support was the reason?  Let's try to cross-build...

Building seems to work fine...



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
                                -- Linus Torvalds

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