[alsa-devel] [RFC] virtual master control for HD-audio

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Thu Jan 10 16:47:02 CET 2008

At Thu, 10 Jan 2008 16:43:24 +0100 (CET),
Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jan 2008, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > > I'm sure I can hack smixer - simple_none.c - to add virtual master support 
> > > in few days. If I fail for a reason or code is really ugly, I give you my 
> > > ack for your implementation, ok?
> > 
> > Well, as I wrote, smixer alone won't solve all the corner cases.
> > Imlementing smixer would be relatively easy.  But it can't be solid
> > like the kernel driver, and we have still problems with control API
> > and kernel mixer OSS.
> Ok, I switch to rather neutral mode in this issue. Although I don't think 
> that it's the right solution. You can commit this code to repo. Time shows 
> us if it was good or not. Back to coding.

Glad to hear that.

The user-space solution would be of course nice, but in this
particular case, it results in far more codes and may give even more
problems.  Once after we get a better infrastructure for mixer
abstraction, let's clean up the whole stuff.


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