[alsa-devel] submitting patches to ALSA
tiwai at suse.de
Mon Jun 22 09:07:45 CEST 2009
At Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:34:55 +0530,
Harsha, Priya wrote:
> Its independent of the sound stuff but the driver will just not get
> enumerated and will not be able to function with 2 other dependant
> drivers which are required for the platform.
In that case, make the Kconfig of the sound driver part dependent on
other base driver/platform Kconfig item, so that it won't be built
until the base part gets merged.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Takashi Iwai [mailto:tiwai at suse.de]
> Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2009 1:01 PM
> To: Harsha, Priya
> Cc: alsa-devel at alsa-project.org
> Subject: Re: [alsa-devel] submitting patches to ALSA
> 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?
> > Thanks,
> > Harsha
> > -----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.
> > Great.
> > > 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
> > git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound-2.6.git
> > > 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
> > programs.
> > thanks,
> > Takashi
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