[alsa-devel] move snd-aloop to the alsa-kernel tree?

Jaroslav Kysela perex at perex.cz
Mon Aug 9 15:10:13 CEST 2010

On Mon, 9 Aug 2010, Takashi Iwai wrote:

> At Mon, 9 Aug 2010 13:50:37 +0200 (CEST),
> Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
>> On Mon, 9 Aug 2010, Takashi Iwai wrote:
>>> At Mon, 9 Aug 2010 09:17:10 +0200 (CEST),
>>> Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>  	does anyone have any objection to move the loop module (snd-aloop)
>>>> from the alsa-driver tree to the alsa-kernel tree (Linux 2.6 tree)?
>>>>  	I worked on these things last days:
>>>> - fixed timing issues (we cannot use the identical period
>>>>    timing for both playback/capture - it also means that the capture and
>>>>    playback buffer setup might be different)
>>>> - added proper buffer silencing when the playback is in the draining phase
>>>> - added stream parameters change notification (stop the capture stream
>>>>    when the playback stream parameters were changed)
>>>> - added controls to propagate the playback stream parameters to the
>>>>    user space with the notification of changes
>>>> - added simple time shift functionality to compensate the time drift for
>>>>    another clock source
>>> Sounds good.  But, let's merge it into 2.6.37.
>> I don't see any reason to wait with merging of this pretty generic driver
>> while 2.6.36-rc1 is not released, but I'm not in a hurry :-)
> As a generic rule, all new features to be merged should have appeared
> in linux-next (i.e. also mm tree) before the merge window opened.

OK, I put the snd-aloop driver to my devel git tree and removed the code 
from the alsa-driver git tree (with the new pm_qos_request updates).


Jaroslav Kysela <perex at perex.cz>
Linux Kernel Sound Maintainer
ALSA Project, Red Hat, Inc.

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