[alsa-devel] Standard mixer control names

Liam Girdwood lrg at slimlogic.co.uk
Sun Feb 22 16:19:56 CET 2009

On Sun, 2009-02-22 at 12:56 +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 12:00:12PM +0000, Liam Girdwood wrote:
> > On Sun, 2009-02-22 at 00:36 +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > >  Now I'd of course prefer if the drivers
> > > get fixed to use a single element naming scheme only. Is there any
> > > chance to get that? And which one would that be?
> > This would likely be quite time consuming wrt to embedded drivers due to
> > the complex audio hardware requirements of modern mobile phones. There
> > are numerous hardware routes with different inputs and outputs and they
> > are used in different combinations depending on use case.
> I'd worry that it'd also have a negative impact on usability.  People
> setting up scenarios and doing other device specific configuration
> often find it difficult to relate the controls visible in ALSA to the
> chip datasheet and keeping the names for the controls as close as
> possible to the datasheet helps deal with that quite a bit.  If a
> standard naming were layered on top by something like the scenario
> manager this wouldn't be such an issue since device specific names would
> still be there and controls could be remapped dynamically depending on
> use case.

Standard naming just got added to the scenario manager todo list !
It's really just an extension of the control aliasing we talked about


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