Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Nov 2000, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > > So fix the stupid API.
> > >
> > > The above is just idiocy.
> > We're pretty much stuck with the API, until we look at merging ALSA in
> > 2.5.x. Broken API or not, OSS is a mature API, and there are
> > spec-correct apps that depend on this behavior.
> Considering that about 100% of the sound drivers do not follow that
> particular API damage anyway (they can't, as has been pointed out: the
> driver doesn't even receive enough information to be _able_ to follow the
> documented API), I doubt that there are all that many programs that depend
> on it.
> Yes, some drivers apparently _try_ to follow the spec to some degree, but
> we should just change the documentation asap.
Fine with me. Allows for some driver simplification, and it only
applies to the lesser-used recording stuff at any rate.
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