Re: [2.6 patch] schedule obsolete OSS drivers for removal

From: Takashi Iwai
Date: Thu Jul 28 2005 - 03:19:51 EST

At Wed, 27 Jul 2005 01:38:37 +0200,
Zoran Dzelajlija wrote:
> Zach Brown <zab@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > This patch schedules obsolete OSS drivers (with ALSA drivers that
> > > support the same hardware) for removal.
> > > I've Cc'ed the people listed in MAINTAINERS as being responsible for one
> > > or more of these drivers, and I've also Cc'ed the ALSA people.
> > I haven't touched the maestro drivers in so long (for near-total lack of
> > docs, etc.) that I can't be considered authoritative for approving it's
> > removal. If people are relying on it I certainly don't know who they
> > are. In better news, Takashi should now have the pile of maestro
> > hardware that I used in the first pass to help him maintain the ALSA
> > driver..
> The OSS maestro driver works better on my old Armada E500 laptop. I tried
> ALSA after switching to 2.6, but the computer hung with or 2.6.10 if
> I touched the volume buttons. With OSS they just work. The four separate
> dsp devices also look kind of more useful.

The bug around h/w volume control should have been fixed in the recent
version of ALSA drivers. Hopefully everything will get merged into

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