[alsa-devel] HD-audio modularization

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Wed Dec 3 15:25:02 CET 2008

At Fri, 28 Nov 2008 11:34:35 +0100,
I wrote:
> Hi,
> since my original diet plan for HD-audio driver isn't going well
> as expected, I decided the traditional strategy: divide and conquer.
> The below is the preliminary patch for modularizing snd-hda-intel.
> Now the codec-specific codes are split into several modules, and
> loaded automatically on demand.
> The patch is against the latest sound.git tree:
>     git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound-2.6.git
> It's also included in the recent sound-unstable tree, too
> (topic/hda-modularize branch):
>     git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound-unstable-2.6.git
> A known issue is that "alsasound stop" may not work with this because
> of the explicit module refcount without dependency.  But it's a script
> problem, basically.  The similar problem must be there for snd-aoa,
> for example, too.

FYI, the hda-modularization patches are now merged to master branch
on sound git tree.  The snapshot tarball includes this change as well.

Please report if you get any build errors by this.



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