[alsa-devel] LSB inclusion of ALSA

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Fri Jun 19 15:43:33 CEST 2009

Theodore Tso wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 10:52:38AM +0200, Clemens Ladisch wrote:
> > Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > > Another candidate is alsa-lib file plugin (and null plugin).  They can
> > > be used to simulate in a certain level of I/O.
> > 
> > I don't think that LSB guarantees the availability of these plugins
> > either.  (And they don't get the timing correct, but maybe we don't care
> > about that.)
> That's not necessarily fatal, *if* the LSB sound tests can include the
> plugin in question.  Is the plugin interface a stable, published
> interface?  That is, is it guaranteed to remain stable from release to
> release of ALSA?


However, the plugin interface itself is not part of LSB.  If there were
some alternative ALSA implementation that wanted to be LSB conformant,
the test would not work.  (There are currently two alternatives, both
named "SALSA", but neither one implements the full interface.)

Best regards,

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