[alsa-devel] submitting patches to ALSA
tiwai at suse.de
Sat Jun 20 09:31:21 CEST 2009
At Sat, 20 Jun 2009 08:37:03 +0530,
Harsha, Priya wrote:
> Thanks Takashi.
> I have tested it already with aplay, papaly and firefox flash, etc,.
> Regarding the firmware binary, need I send it as a part of the patch
> in the email or can I be upload it in a common location where anyone
> can access it?
Just as you like. I don't care in which way.
> Also, I am waiting for few dependant drivers to be submitted for
> upstream before I can submit my patches otherwise it would break.
Oh, is it completely independent from the sound stuff, or could it be
a part of a big change including the sound driver?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: alsa-devel-bounces at alsa-project.org [mailto:alsa-devel-bounces at alsa-project.org] On Behalf Of Takashi Iwai
> Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 12:34 PM
> To: Harsha, Priya
> Cc: alsa-devel at alsa-project.org
> Subject: Re: [alsa-devel] submitting patches to ALSA
> At Thu, 18 Jun 2009 21:33:54 +0530,
> Harsha, Priya wrote:
> > Hi,
> > This is the first time I am planning to submit patches to ALSA. Are
> > there any tips/rules I need to follow?
> In general, the rule for LKML is applied here, too.
> > I have followed the general guidelines like checkpatch, testing with
> > different debug configs etc.
> > I have a few questions;
> > 1. Against which kernel tree should I create patches to submit to
> > ALSA devel mailing list?
> Try to apply always to the latest tree, e.g. sound git tree below
> > 2. I have to download firmware as a part of my driver. This firmware
> > file is freely distributable. How should I share the firmware binary
> > file when I send the patches? The firmware binary file would reside
> > in /lib/firmware
> The firmware file would be either in alsa-firmware package or in
> linux-firmware package. First you can put it to alsa-firmware
> package, and we can push them to the upstream linux-firmware package
> once after your driver gets merged.
> > 3. Is there anything else I need to send to the mailing list in
> > addition to the patches?
> A good series of patches is self-explanatory :)
> > 4. Are there any test suits that I can use to test the driver?
> It's a timely question. We want to discuss this, especially per
> request from LSB. In short answer: no test suits for the time being.
> Most people tested with aplay and speaker-test as standard test
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