Re: bkl: Pushdowns for sound/oss ?

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Sun May 23 2010 - 04:36:39 EST

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 16:06, Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 03:45:04PM +0200, John Kacur wrote:
>> I was looking at doing some of that last remaining ioctl bkl-pushdowns, in
>> particular in:
>> sound/oss/swarm_cs4297a.c
>> sound/oss/msnd_pinnacle.c
>> sound/oss/sh_dac_audio.c
>> sound/oss/vwsnd.c
>> sound/oss/dmasound/dmasound_core.c
>> sound/oss/dmasound/dmasound_core.c
>> when I noticed they were including asm files from mips. I went so far as
>> to compile my own mips tool chain, but I wasn't able to compile the above.
>> Being oss sound, I was wondering if these are still maintained or are
>> marked for removal some time in the future.
>> If there is merely a problem with my toolchain, then that can be fixed,
>> but there is no point in wasting time with these if no-one uses them.
> Can we just drop OSS? ÂIt's beend deprecated and mostly dead for years.

There are no ALSA equivalents for the m68k Amiga/Atari/Q40 dmasound drivers yet.



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