[alsa-devel] [alsa-cvslog] alsa-lib: Remove indirect control access

Thierry Vignaud tvignaud at mandriva.com
Tue Jan 22 17:20:28 CET 2008

Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> writes:

> changeset:   2374:d0e6c6e079eb
> user:        tiwai
> date:        Tue Jan 08 18:34:36 2008 +0100
> files:       include/sound/asound.h src/control/control.c
> description:
> Remove indirect control access
> The indirect control access is removed from the kernel.
> This patch cleans the corresponding alsa-lib part.

Shouldn't this be kept for compatibility with older kernels?
Eg: if someone update distro foobar from version X to version Y, he
usually can boot either the old kernel from X or the new one from Y.

With such a change, booting the older kernel would result in missing
features, wouldn't it?

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