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

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Thu Jul 28 2005 - 10:53:23 EST

On Thu, Jul 28, 2005 at 05:04:20PM +0200, Thorsten Knabe wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> >This patch schedules obsolete OSS drivers (with ALSA drivers that
> >support the same hardware) for removal.
> Hello Adrian.

Hi Thorsten,

> I'm the maintainer of the OSS AD1816 sound driver. I'm aware of two
> problems of the ALSA AD1816 driver, that do not show up with the OSS
> driver:
> - According to my own experience and user reports audio is choppy with
> some VoIP Softphones like gnophone at least when used with the ALSA OSS
> emulation layer, whereas the OSS driver is crystal clear.
> - Users reported, that on some HP Kayak systems the on-board AD1816A
> was not properly detected by the ALSA driver or was detected, but
> there was no audio output. I'm not sure if the problem is still present in
> the current ALSA driver, as I do not own such a system.
> Maybe the OSS driver should stay in the kernel, until those problems are
> fixed in the ALSA driver.

thanks for this note, I'll drop the AD1816 driver from my list.

> Regards
> Thorsten



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