[alsa-devel] [PATCH] sst: Intel SST audio driver

Alan Cox alan at linux.intel.com
Mon Oct 18 12:24:18 CEST 2010

> Because it's not using the relevant framework at all, it's gone and
> reinvented the wheel without a pressing reason to do so and this will
> be very likely to create problems if the part is at all successful.

Its more a case of predating the wheel as far as I can tell. In terms
of frameworks I don't think it matters as of itself - but once that
means you have to write two different versions of the same codec chip
driver for example yes it matters.

> This is all driver specific stuff, there's nothing that needs doing
> here immediately outside of the driver that I can spot right now.

Well our agenda right now is to strip out the crap, polish up the
various bugs found in review (and in staging its already getting a
trickle of very useful community input swatting silly error path bugs,
signed/unsigned typing etc) and then assign someone in Intel
OTC (hopefully if things go to plan someone with prior ALSA dev
experience) to make it a good ALSA citizen which probably means using
ASOC or similar.

Putting it in staging allows that work to be done in public in a
meaningful way where the code and changes get review.


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