[alsa-devel] Does LKML accept non-ASOC audio driver?

Mark Brown broonie at sirena.org.uk
Thu Sep 18 11:21:37 CEST 2008

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 09:16:08AM +0000, Cliff Cai wrote:

> We(blackfin arch) have several audio codec drivers which are written in alsa style,actually they are hard to transfer to asoc. 

What are the problems with this - is it a case of the hardware not
fitting the model well or are there other difficulties with the ASoC

> I also saw that there are several arch-based directories in sound/, e.g.sound/arm,
> does this mean non-asoc driver is also accepted currently?

Yes, ASoC only needs to be used in situations where it makes sense to do
so.  If the hardware doesn't have separate codec and DMA controllers,
for example, then it wouldn't make much sense to try to shoehorn it into

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