[alsa-devel] [PATCH RESEND] sound: make OSS sound core optional

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Wed Aug 27 11:09:58 CEST 2008

At Wed, 27 Aug 2008 10:19:35 +0200,
Tejun Heo wrote:
> sound/sound_core.c implements soundcore.ko contains two parts -
> sound_class which is shared by both ALSA and OSS and device
> redirection support for OSS.  It's always compiled when any sound
> support is enabled although it's necessary only when OSS (the actual
> one or emulation) is enabled.  This is slightly wasteful and as device
> redirection always registers character device region for major 14, it
> prevents alternative implementation.
> This patch introduces a new config SOUND_OSS_CORE which is selected
> iff OSS support is actually necessary and build the OSS core part
> conditionally.
> If OSS is disabled, soundcore merely contains sound_class but leaving
> it that way seems to be the simplest approach as otherwise sound_class
> should be in ALSA core file if OSS is disabled but should be in
> soundcore if OSS is enabled and there's also the user confusion
> factor.
> Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj at kernel.org>

Thanks for the patch.  I like the idea.

> +config SOUND_OSS_CORE
> +	bool
> +	default n
> +
>  source "sound/oss/dmasound/Kconfig"

This seems missing from the scope.
But, I think this should be rather in the block "if SOUND_PRIME" below.

> --- work.orig/sound/sound_core.c
> +++ work/sound/sound_core.c

This alias should be in #ifdef CONFIG_SOUND_OSS_CORE.
The module doesn't provide that major without CONFIG_SOUND_OSS_CORE.


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