[alsa-devel] longname in sound/core/jack.c

Mark Brown broonie at sirena.org.uk
Wed Feb 18 15:39:14 CET 2009

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 02:40:09PM +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:

> I'm not sure whether I've already asked it, but I find it ugly to
> refer to card->longname for the input device name in
> sound/core/jack.c.

Yes, it was discussed at the time.  This was chosen because the input
subsystems tends towards the verbose when giving names to devices.

> Can it be changed to card->shortname, at least?

Obviously, it's just a display string.  I think what happened is that
when I checked this on some desktop systems I misread card->id as being
card->shortname in the /proc/asound output.  The former is far too
cryptic to be idiomatic in the input subsystem.

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