[alsa-devel] [alsa-cvslog] alsa-kernel: Official ALSA project GIT repository for Linux 2.6 branch, master now at v2.6.31-rc8-407-gfc9e4a3

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Tue Oct 6 09:41:32 CEST 2009

Takashi Iwai wrote:
> noreply-git at alsa-project.org wrote:
> > commit fc9e4a3811567f8d1d4c263a89e27b52c90d6098
> > Author:     Clemens Ladisch <clemens at ladisch.de>
> > AuthorDate: Tue Oct 6 08:21:04 2009 +0200
> > 
> >     sound: via82xx: move DXS volume controls to PCM interface
> >     
> >     The "VIA DXS" controls are actually volume controls that apply to the
> >     four PCM substreams, so we better indicate this connection by moving the
> >     controls to the PCM interface.
> Well, this control was once removed, and then revived due to complains 
> by users

one user

> who have used it in mixer.  Moving this to PCM iface does
> almost the same thing, disabling an easy way to access it.

Any application that looks for per-stream volume controls would find
them only this way.

Since the assignment of applications to PCM substreams is more or less
random, depending on how many other substreams are open, it does not
make much sense to allow the user to access them by their number.

> I'm afraid that this patch might be regarded as another "regression".
> For such an old driver, the compatibility is the most important item.

Honza, are you still using this driver?

Best regards,

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