[alsa-devel] HD-audio modularization

Vedran Miletić rivanvx at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 16:24:42 CET 2008

I don't like the fact that CONFIG_HDA_CODEC_SIGMATEL produces a module
named hda-codec-idt. All the other modules are named as their config
options. Can you make this one as well?

2008/12/3 Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de>:
> 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.
> thanks,
> Takashi
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Vedran Miletić

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